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Titles
Authors
Publishers
Publisher'devices
Bibliography
Dedications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLES

Author:

Type the whole name or only some words in any order. E.g. 1. Candido Giovanni 2. Candido 3. Confraternita della pietà dei carcerati
Warning: The search is only for standard form. If exact name of the author in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using list search. Use, if necessary, truncation symbol *(asterisk). E.g. 1. Candido 2. Arist* 3. Confraternita pietà

Title:

Adj (frase iniziale): type a title or part of an exact title, beginning with the first word but omitting initial articles, and/or the name of the author if it precedes the title. E.g. 1. trattato de gli vffici communi tra gli amici superiori et inferiori. Warning: a search by adj (frase iniziale) is more rapid but it works only if the first words of the title are entered precisely.
And/or: type words or phrases from a title.
E.g. 1. vffici superiori
Arabic numerals must be used. E.g. 1. capitoli del re Carlo 9.
For transcription problems the letters "i j" and "u v" may be used interchangeably (in converting capitals to lower case the letters "u" and "v" are transcribed as "u" if inside the word, and as "v" if at the beginning of the word). Hence words must be looked for in the various versions possible. E.g. 1. vniuersitat* o uniuersitat* 2: auuiso o avviso

Uniform Title:

This limits the search result to uniform titles only, excluding any titles of publications containing the words entered.

Title proper:

This limits the search result to the titles of publications, excluding any uniform titles containing the words entered.

Edition:

Type one or more words from edition statements. Generic statements (e.g. : denuo in lucem edita) may be located in the title area. E.g. 1. seconda editione oscura

Publication:

Type one or more words from printer or publisher's name as it appears in the editions. E.g. 1. 1559 Venetijs apud Vincentium Valgrisium 2. Venetijs apud Vincentium Valgrisium

Physical Descrip

Type one or more words relative to the physical description. E.g. 320 4

Notes:

Type one or more words presumably contained in the notes.E.g. 1. Supplica

Keywords:

Type one or more words in and/or. The search is carried out on all bibliographic description fields. E.g. 1.

Publisher:

Warning: The search is only for standard form. If exact name of the publisher in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. Use, if necessary, truncation symbol * (asterisk) .E.g. 1. Cartolari Baldassarre 2. Società tipografica bolognese 3. Speranza 4. Camp*
Warning: by entering the name of the publisher (e.g. Torresano Andrea 1) all the titles of companies containing his name will also appear (e.g. 1.Manuzio, Aldo <1> & Torresano Andrea <1>; 2. Torresano Andrea <1> eredi etc.). Where only the titles of a certain publisher are required, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list (Torresano Andrea 1) and then click on the name (Torresano Andrea 1).

Place:

Type the current name of the place of publication in Italian, where it exists. The search can be made also for fictitious places E.g. 1. Parigi 2. Goga MagogaWarning: The search is only for standard form. If exact name of the place in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. Use, if necessary, truncation symbol * (asterisk). E.g. 1. Calaris 2. Casal*

Device (descrip.):

Type one or more words relative to the figurative elements present in the publisher's device. E.g. 1. ancora delfino 2. torre cavallo

Device (citation):

Type the standard citation (code identifying a publisher's device in the SBN). E.g. Z534 (Z=Zappella 534=number of the device in the list). For other information see Information on the data base

Genre:

Select the code. The list only contains the codes used at the present time in data base.

Date:

Basic search: type the year or range of years of interest. If you are interested in a single year, type it in both fields (e.g.: Dal 1530 al 1530). By typing the year only in the first field (e.g.: Dal 1530) all the titles starting from that year up to 1600 will appear. By typing the year only in the second field (e.g. al 1530) all the titles starting from 1501 up to that year will appear.
Advanced search: By choosing the date type: Dal (e.g. Dal 1530) you will get the titles starting from the year indicated up to 1600. By choosing the date type: Fino al (e.g. fino al 1530) you will get all the titles starting from 1501 up to the year indicated.

Fingerprint:

Type one or more groups of the fingerprint in any combination

Country:

Select the code (the code refers to the state that the place of publication currently belongs to, e.g. by typing FR you also get the editions published in Strasbourg when it was part of the Germanic Empire)

Language:

Select the code. The list only contains the codes currently present in the data base.

Location:

Type the code. For the codes refer to Participating libraries. It is also possible to type only the Province code followed by an asterisk. E.g. 1. SI0079 2. SI

Date of creation :

This enables the user to find records created either in a particular date, or before or after a certain date.

Titles with locations:

This choice enables the user to find only records with locations

Titles with digital copies:

This choice enables the user to find only records with link to digital copies

 

AUTHORS

Name:

Adj (frase):for a personís name, type the last name first and then the forename or only the last name, for organizations' names, type the first words. E.g. 1. Abati Baldo Angelo 2. Conti 3. Confraternita dell'orazione e morte.
And/or: type one or more words from a person's or an organization's name. E.g. 1. Baldo Angelo 2. Arist* 3. morte

Name on publication:

Type one or more words from a person's or an organization's name as it appears in the publications.E.g. 1. Franciscus Catius 2. Pietro vescovo Fiesole

Country:

Select the code (the code refers to the state that the place of birth currently belongs to, e.g. by typing FR you will also get the authors who were born in Strasbourg when it was still part of the Germanic Empire)

Information:

Type one or more words relative to the significant traits of the authorís biography. Es. 1. astronom* 2. domenicano 3. vescovo Fiesole

 

PUBLISHERS

Name:

Adj (frase): for companies consisting of the name of one or more publishers, type the last name first and then the forename; for companies consisting of the indication of the sign or address, type the whole name (or the first words if they are sufficient to identify it), omitting such expressions as al segno di or other similar expressions. E.g.: 1. Giunta Iacopo 2. Società dell'aquila che si rinnova 3. Speranza (and not: al segno della Speranza)
And/or: type one or more words from publisher’s name. E.g. 1. aquila 2. Giano

Name on publication:

Type one or more words from the name of the publisher as it appears in the publications E.g.: 1. Albertino da Vercelli 2. Benedictus Venetus

Country:

Select the code (the code refers to the state to which the place of birth currently belongs, (e.g. by entering FR you will also get all the printers who were born in Strasbourg when it was part of the Germanic Empire)

Information:

Type one or more words relative to the significant traits of a publisherís biography or activity. E.g. 1. libraio Lucca 2. stampatore camerale 3. editore occasionale

Place:

Where it exists, type the current Italian name of the place of activity. The search can also be made using fictitious places. E.g. 1. Parigi 2. India pastinaca.

Date of activities:

Basic search: type the year or range of years of interest. If you are interested in a single year, type it in both fields (e.g.: Dal 1530 al 1530). By typing the year only in the first field (e.g.: Dal 1530) you will get all the publishers who operated from the year indicated up to 1600. By typing the year only in the second field (e.g. al 1530) you will get all the publishers active from 1501 up to the year indicated.
Advanced search: by choosing the date type: Dal (e.g. Dal 1530) you will get all the publishers who operated from the year indicated up to 1600. By choosing the date type: Fino al (e.g. Fino al 1530) you will get all the publishers active from 1501 up to the year indicated.

Sign:

Type one or more words relative to the representative elements of the sign. 1. leone (and not sub signo leonis)

Address:

Type one or more words from the address as it appears in the editions. E.g. 1. Minerva 2. ponte Rialto 3. sanctae Marinae

Device (Descr):

Type one or more words relative to the figurative elements present in the publisher's device (this enables the user to find all the printers who used devices containing the same figurative element). E.g. 1. ancora delfino 2. torre cavallo

Device (citation):

Type the standard citation (code identifying a publisherís device unambigously in the SBN). For the editions contained in data base this gives all the publishers that have made use of the device. E.g. Z534 (Z=Zappella 534=number of the device in the repertory). For other information refer to Information on the data base

 

PUBLISHERíS DEVICES

Description:

Type one or more words relative to the figurative elements present in the publisher's device. E.g. E.g. 1. ancora delfino 2. torre cavallo

Motto:

Type one or more words from the motto E.g. 1. nulla sine labore est virtus 2. labore

Standard citation:

Type the standard citation (code identifying a publisher’s device unambigously in the SBN). E.g. Z534 (Z=Zappella 534=number of the device in the list). For other information refer to Information on the data base

Publisher:

This enables the user to find the devices used by a publisher. For companies consisting of the name of one or more publishers, type the last name first and then the forename; for companies consisting of the indication of the sign or address, type the whole name (or the first words if they are sufficient to identify it), omitting such expressions as al segno di and other similar expressions. E.g. 1. Giunta Iacopo 2. Giunta 3. Società dell'aquila che si rinnova 4. Speranza (and not: al segno della Speranza)
When the exact name of the publisher is unknown, type the terms known and select Lista. E.g. 1. aquila rinnova

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author:

For personal authors and corporate bodies type the whole name or its part. E.g. 1. Balsamo Luigi 2. Balsamo 3. capitolare Monza When the exact name of the author is unknown, type the terms known and select Lista. E.g. 1. Fabron*

Title:

It comprehends the whole bibliographic description (Title, pubblication area, series etc.)
Adj: type a title or part of a title omitting the initial article. E.g. Annali tipografici di Giacomo Mazzocchi
And/or:type words or phrases from bibliographic description. E.g. Annali Mazzocchi

Keyword:

Type one word or phrase. It will be searched in Author, Title and Subject fields. E.g. 1. annali tipografici 2. libri liturgici

Subject:

And/or: type words or a phrase from subject. E.g. 1. Confraternite 2. Tipografia Roma 3. Bibbia

Class:

Select the class of interest. E.g. 1. Marche tipografiche

Library:

Type the code. For the codes refer to Participating libraries. It is also possible to type only the province code followed by an asterisk

Abbreviation:

Type the source code. E.g. 1. BMSTC

Identifier number:

Type only the numeric part of code. E.g. 1. 1169

Date of acquisition:

In the first field type the date in the form “DD/MM/YYYY”. In the second field select the period (before or after the date typed). E.g. 1. 01/01/2005 - Dopo

 

DEDICATIONS

DEDICATION DATA  

Dedicator or Dedicatee:

 

Type the whole name or only some words in any order.
Warning: The search is only for standard form. If the exact name of the dedicator or dedicatee in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. If necessary, use the truncation symbol * (asterisk).

Heading/ Incipit:

And/or: type, in any order, one or more words of the dedicatory formula (heading) or incipit of the dedication. Adj: type, in exact order, the first words of the dedicatory formula or incipit.

Place:

Type the current name of the place of publication in Italian, if existing. The search can be carried out also for fictitious places E.g. Warning: The search is only for standard form. If the exact name of the place in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. If necessary, use the truncation symbol * (asterisk).

Language:

Select the code. The list only contains the codes currently present in the data base.

Date:

This enables the user to find all the dedication with a certain date. There are two type of research: range of years or exact date. Range of years: type the year or range of years of interest in the field "from", "to". Warning: If you are interested in a single year, type it in both fields (e.g.: from 1530 to 1530). By typing the year only in the first field (e.g.: from 1530) all the dedications starting from that year up to 1600 will appear. By typing the year only in the second field (e.g. to 1530) all the dedications starting from 1501 up to that year will appear. Exact date: type complete date (or only some elements) in the fields "dd", "mm", "yyyy".

Id. number:

Type only the numeric part of code.

Portrait: Armorial bearings:

These choices enable the user to find all the editions with a portrait or armorial bearing of dedicator or dedicatee.

EDITION DATA  

Author:

This enables the user to find the dedications in editions of a certain author. Type the whole name or only some words in any order.
Warning: The search is only for standard form. If the exact name of the author in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. If necessary, use the truncation symbol *(asterisk).

Title:

This enables the user to find the dedications in editions with a certain title. And/or: type one or more words from a title. Es. 1. Adj type a title or part of an exact title, beginning with the first word but omitting initial articles, and/or the name of the author if it precedes the title. Warning: For transcription problems the letters "i j" and "u v" may be used interchangeably (in converting capitals to lower case the letters "u" and "v" are transcribed as "u" if inside the word, and as "v" if at the beginning of the word). Hence words must be looked for in the various versions possible.

Publisher:

This enables the user to find the dedications in editions of a certain publisher. Type the whole name or only some words in any order.
Warning: The search is only for standard form. If the exact name of the publisher in data base is unknown, click the arrow on the left of the field for using the list search. If necessary, use the truncation symbol *(asterisk).

Publication year :

This enables the user to find the dedications in editions of a certain year or range of years. If you are interested in a single year, type it in both fields (e.g.: Dal 1530 al 1530). By typing the year only in the first field (e.g.: Dal 1530) all the titles starting from that year up to 1600 will appear. By typing the year only in the second field (e.g. al 1530) all the titles starting from 1501 up to that year will appear.

Identifier number:

This enables the user to find the dedications of a certain edition typing edition identifier number.