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Giovanni Battista PIRANESI

Architecture. PIRANESI. Della magnificenza ed architettura de' Romani.

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Giovanni Battista PIRANESI
Architecture. PIRANESI. Della magnificenza ed architettura de' Romani.
 
PIRANESI, Giambattista. Della magnificenza ed architettura de' Romani.
Roma, 1761

Royal folio. 550 x410 mm. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt spine with red morocco label, re-backed, joints split, marbled end-papers. Two engraved titles in Latin and Italian, engraved portrait of Pope Clement XIII by D. Cunego after Piranesi, three initials, two engraved tail-pieces.  38 numbered plates, of which 8 on double page and 4 folded. Double parallel text in Italian and Latin. Many plates with watermark "Lily within a circle", used in the early Piranesi states (Hind's watermark 1, "noted in early states").
Glued to the inside cover: Armorial bookplate of Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry, 1st Baron Barrymore (1843-1925) at Marbury Hall; below, Anonymous bookplate, initialled 'GL' and numbered/dated '1921'.
Marginal damp-stain to upper outside corners, a few with small loss, otherwise occasional spotting and marginal finger-soiling, good copy on laid paper. 

Bound with:

Osservazioni di Gio. Battista Piranesi sopra la Lettre de M. Mariette.
Rome 1765

Engraved title leaf, 23 pp., including six engraved head- and tail-pieces, 3 engraved numbered plates and six additional unnumbered plates on double page. Double parallel text in Italian and Latin, on two columns.
thu 25 June 2020
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