• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    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° (557 x 404mm). 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. (Light spotting to plate margins in vol. I though heavier on plates 47-48, without frontispiece.) Contemporary grey boards, vol. II with manuscript spine label (spine of vol. I a little damaged at head and foot).

    Price Realised  

    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° (557 x 404mm). 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. (Light spotting to plate margins in vol. I though heavier on plates 47-48, without frontispiece.) Contemporary grey boards, vol. II with manuscript spine label (spine of vol. I a little damaged at head and foot).

    EXCELLENT COPY. Vinet does not call for a frontispiece, and it seems likely that copies on ordinary paper were issued without it. Borroni 2152; Brunet V, 1313; Rossetti 11419; Vinet 1510.


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