• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- VISCONTI, Ennio Quirino. Illustrazioni de'Monumenti scelti Borghesiani già esistenti nella Villa sul Pincio ... Date ora per la prima volta in luce dal Cav. Gio. Gherardo de Rossi e da Stefano Piale, sotto la cura di Vincenzo Feoli. Rome: stamperia de Romanis, 1821. 2 volumes, 2° (576 x 426mm). Engraved frontispiece by Pietro Fontana after Agostino Tofanelli, 80 engraved plates, most after Agostino and Stefano Tofanelli and Bernardino Nocchi, some dated 1794 or 1795, numbered 1-48 and 1-32 respectively. Vol. II with engraved headpiece. Two duplicate sheets, 45 in vol. I and 8 in vol. II. (Frontispiece holed with loss, title to vol. I with small hole in blank area, sheets 13-14 soiled on recto, plates 38-39 stained at margin, marginal spotting to final plates in vol. I.) Later wrappers (worn). LARGE-PAPER COPY. Borroni 2152; Brunet V, 1313; Rossetti 11419; Vinet 1510.

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- VISCONTI, Ennio Quirino. Illustrazioni de'Monumenti scelti Borghesiani già esistenti nella Villa sul Pincio ... Date ora per la prima volta in luce dal Cav. Gio. Gherardo de Rossi e da Stefano Piale, sotto la cura di Vincenzo Feoli. Rome: stamperia de Romanis, 1821. 2 volumes, 2° (576 x 426mm). Engraved frontispiece by Pietro Fontana after Agostino Tofanelli, 80 engraved plates, most after Agostino and Stefano Tofanelli and Bernardino Nocchi, some dated 1794 or 1795, numbered 1-48 and 1-32 respectively. Vol. II with engraved headpiece. Two duplicate sheets, 45 in vol. I and 8 in vol. II. (Frontispiece holed with loss, title to vol. I with small hole in blank area, sheets 13-14 soiled on recto, plates 38-39 stained at margin, marginal spotting to final plates in vol. I.) Later wrappers (worn). LARGE-PAPER COPY. Borroni 2152; Brunet V, 1313; Rossetti 11419; Vinet 1510.


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