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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    SIRIGATTI, Lorenzo (1596-1625). La pratica di prospettiva. Venice: Girolamo Franceschi, 1596.

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    SIRIGATTI, Lorenzo (1596-1625). La pratica di prospettiva. Venice: Girolamo Franceschi, 1596.

    2 parts in one volume, 2° (418 x 270mm). Title within elaborate engraved architectural border, 65 engraved plates, including engraved title to the second part, large woodcut printer's device at the end of the volume. (Title slightly trimmed, light browning on a few leaves, marginal dampstaining towards end, several leaves neatly backed.) Contemporary vellum, gilt arms of the Boncompagni family on spine (some staining on lower cover). Provenance: Principi Boncompagni (armorial stamp on title-page; binding).

    RARE FIRST EDITION of a famous treatise on perspective. "Questa è la più elegante delle edizioni di libri prospettici per i tipi, pei caratteri, per la carta" (Cicognara 860). Adams S-1224; Graesse VI,417; Fowler 336.


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