• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- BARTOLI, Pietro Santi (c.1635-1700). Gli antichi sepolcri, overo mausolei Romani, et Etruschi. Rome: Antonio de Rossi, 1697. 2° (325 x 220mm). 114 engraved plates (numbered [1*], 1-4, 4A, 5-72, 72A, 72B, 73-110), three double-page, with the blank A8 (small section of title excised and repaired (as usual?), double-page plate numbered 85 slightly shaved into image at left margin). FIRST EDITION. Berlin Kat. 1867; Brunet I, 681; cf. Cicognara 3597 (1704 edition).

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- BARTOLI, Pietro Santi (c.1635-1700). Gli antichi sepolcri, overo mausolei Romani, et Etruschi. Rome: Antonio de Rossi, 1697. 2° (325 x 220mm). 114 engraved plates (numbered [1*], 1-4, 4A, 5-72, 72A, 72B, 73-110), three double-page, with the blank A8 (small section of title excised and repaired (as usual?), double-page plate numbered 85 slightly shaved into image at left margin). FIRST EDITION. Berlin Kat. 1867; Brunet I, 681; cf. Cicognara 3597 (1704 edition).

    BARTOLI, P.S. Le Antiche lucerne sepolcrali figurate raccolte dalle Cave sotterranee, e grotte di Roma. Rome: Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1691. 3 parts in one volume, 2° (325 x 220mm). Engraved title in each part, 116 plates (half-title, title and 2 following leaves with margins extended to size, wormtrack through plates 28-36 in part one, some other light marginal worming). FIRST EDITION. Berlin Kat. 889.

    The two works uniformly bound in 18th-century mottled calf gilt, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one, the others with repeat elephant crest and surrounding small tools (later lettering-pieces, lightly rubbed and a little scuffed). Provenance: SIR ANDREW FOUNTAINE (sold at Christie's 27 Nov 1996, lot 302)


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