Quantitative speculations about lost incunabula and cinquecentine, wether editions or copies

Alfredo Serrai


The editions of incunabula currently held by Italian libraries appear to be roughly 11,000 for a total of 100,000 copies so far identified. Without adequate statistical calculation tools, but according to the data from the Indice Generale degli Incunaboli (IGI), The Author speculates the number of lost editions and books through the centuries.


Bibliography; Bibliometrics; Incunabula; Lost Books

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2283-9364/6125


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