23 «Heredes de Plauto stampadore deno avere infrascritte robe e dinari»
Consumo del libro, prezzi e mercato librario a Bologna alla fine del Quattrocento
Two archival sources of the late 15th century allow us to outline some considerations and comparisons between the cost of living and book prices in Bologna. The first reports books stored in Bologna by the printer/bookseller Francesco Platone de’ Benedetti during his lifetime; the second, the most important for this particular case study, reports the prices and sales of those books made by his heirs.
Keywords: Incunabula • Cost of living • Francesco Platone de’ Benedetti • History of the book • Bologna • Early modern book prices