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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    DENON, Dominique Vivant, baron (1747-1825). Viaggio nel Basso ed Alto Egitto. Florence: Giuseppe Tofani, 1808. 2 volumes (text and plates), 2° (540 x 378mm). 2 folding engraved maps and 149 plates, mostly aquatint, a few folding (discolouration to a greater or lesser extent in the text vol.). Contemporary half russia, gilt and blindstamped spines.

    Price Realised  

    DENON, Dominique Vivant, baron (1747-1825). Viaggio nel Basso ed Alto Egitto. Florence: Giuseppe Tofani, 1808. 2 volumes (text and plates), 2° (540 x 378mm). 2 folding engraved maps and 149 plates, mostly aquatint, a few folding (discolouration to a greater or lesser extent in the text vol.). Contemporary half russia, gilt and blindstamped spines.

    FIRST ITALIAN EDITION of Denon's classic work, 'the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe' (Blackmer). cf. Blackmer 471. (2)


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