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ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE -- GALLI DA BIBIENA, Giuseppe (1696-1756). Architetture, e Prospettive. Augsburg: Andreas Pfeffel, 1740. 2° (589 x 381mm). Engraved title-page, engraved dedication, and 41 (of 50) engraved plates. (Lacking plates I:7 & 9, II: 6, 8 & 9, III: 5, IV: 1, V: 7 & 10; some repaired tears, some soiling, some spotting.) Contemporary sheep-backed boards (worn, stained, front hinge split). FIRST EDITION of this superbly engraved and influential book. Brunet I, 849; Fowler  136; RIBA 1165. [With:] --  LANDI, Giuseppe Antonio (1713-91). Racolta di alcune facciate di palazzi e cortili de più riguardevoli di Bologna. Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe [c.1745]. 2° (440 x 585mm). Engraved title, 26 engravings on 25 sheets (of 29). (Lacking plates 3, 8, 13, 23; some mostly marginal wear and soiling, a few short tears some of which repaired, folding crease.) Contemporary probably original wrappers (worn, stitching coming loose with a few plates detached). RARE SUITE OF
ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE -- GALLI DA BIBIENA, Giuseppe (1696-1756). Architetture, e Prospettive. Augsburg: Andreas Pfeffel, 1740. 2° (589 x 381mm). Engraved title-page, engraved dedication, and 41 (of 50) engraved plates. (Lacking plates I:7 & 9, II: 6, 8 & 9, III: 5, IV: 1, V: 7 & 10; some repaired tears, some soiling, some spotting.) Contemporary sheep-backed boards (worn, stained, front hinge split). FIRST EDITION of this superbly engraved and influential book. Brunet I, 849; Fowler 136; RIBA 1165. [With:] -- LANDI, Giuseppe Antonio (1713-91). Racolta di alcune facciate di palazzi e cortili de più riguardevoli di Bologna. Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe [c.1745]. 2° (440 x 585mm). Engraved title, 26 engravings on 25 sheets (of 29). (Lacking plates 3, 8, 13, 23; some mostly marginal wear and soiling, a few short tears some of which repaired, folding crease.) Contemporary probably original wrappers (worn, stitching coming loose with a few plates detached). RARE SUITE OF ENGRAVINGS showing the grander palaces of the nobility of Bologna, and major city buildings. Landi studied with Galli da Bibiena. Not in Cicognara or Fowler. RIBA 1725. [And:] -- FRANCINI, Alessandro (d. 1648). Livre d'Architecture contenant plusieurs portiques de differentes inventions, sur les cinq ordres de colomnes. Paris: Tavernier, 1631. 2° (391 x 270mm). 39 (of 40) engraved plates. (Lacking plate XXX, some dampstaining, tears in plate I and V, some soiling.) Contemporay calf, later red morocco label on cover (spine with some losses, worn). Provenance: Ivor A. B. Ferguson (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Brunet II, 1374; Fowler 126. (3)

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ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE -- GALLI DA BIBIENA, Giuseppe (1696-1756). Architetture, e Prospettive. Augsburg: Andreas Pfeffel, 1740. 2° (589 x 381mm). Engraved title-page, engraved dedication, and 41 (of 50) engraved plates. (Lacking plates I:7 & 9, II: 6, 8 & 9, III: 5, IV: 1, V: 7 & 10; some repaired tears, some soiling, some spotting.) Contemporary sheep-backed boards (worn, stained, front hinge split). FIRST EDITION of this superbly engraved and influential book. Brunet I, 849; Fowler 136; RIBA 1165. [With:] -- LANDI, Giuseppe Antonio (1713-91). Racolta di alcune facciate di palazzi e cortili de più riguardevoli di Bologna. Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe [c.1745]. 2° (440 x 585mm). Engraved title, 26 engravings on 25 sheets (of 29). (Lacking plates 3, 8, 13, 23; some mostly marginal wear and soiling, a few short tears some of which repaired, folding crease.) Contemporary probably original wrappers (worn, stitching coming loose with a few plates detached). RARE SUITE OF ENGRAVINGS showing the grander palaces of the nobility of Bologna, and major city buildings. Landi studied with Galli da Bibiena. Not in Cicognara or Fowler. RIBA 1725. [And:] -- FRANCINI, Alessandro (d. 1648). Livre d'Architecture contenant plusieurs portiques de differentes inventions, sur les cinq ordres de colomnes. Paris: Tavernier, 1631. 2° (391 x 270mm). 39 (of 40) engraved plates. (Lacking plate XXX, some dampstaining, tears in plate I and V, some soiling.) Contemporay calf, later red morocco label on cover (spine with some losses, worn). Provenance: Ivor A. B. Ferguson (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Brunet II, 1374; Fowler 126. (3)

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