Jacopo de’ Barbari

The Lagoon City and the Book: Descriptions of Renaissance Venice

By Sandra Toffolo | The Fondazione Biblioteca San Bernardino in Trento, one of our Preserving the World’s Rarest Books library partners, is home to the books acquired over the centuries by the Franciscans in Trentino: around 25,000 books published prior to the nineteenth century, including over 300 incunabula and 3,600 books from the sixteenth century. Among […]

Prognostication title page from Trent Civic Library

Identifying the mysterious printer of Italian Prognostications

By Matteo Fadini | In the Trent Civic Library collection there are 80 unique sixteenth-century books.  Today’s post focuses on one of them: a pronostico ­– a pamphlet containing astrological predictions. The book, by Tommasino Girardelli, was Pronostico dell’anno M.D.LXVII. di Tomasino Giradelli da Trento, sopra le quattro stagioni dell’anno, con il raccolto del presente, & […]