22 Da Vespasiano da Bisticci a Franz Renner e Bartolomeo Lupoto
Appunti sul commercio librario tra Venezia, la Toscana e Genova (ca. 1459-1487)
In 1967 Roberto Ridolfi presented, albeit incompletely, a series of archival documents on the Venetian-Florentine book trade in 1477. A fresh look at this and other relating material allows us to reconstruct the network of the Venetian printer Francesco della Fontana (Franz Renner) and his sponsor Leonardo Donà between Venice, Florence, Lucca and Genova. Lists of incunabula often included the expected sale prices for them, but these were subject to different forces on the local markets. Many of the books sent from Venice after 1477 were still available in Bartolomeo Lupoto’s shop in Genova in 1487.