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RUGGIERI, Ferdinando (c. 1691-1741). Scelta di architetture antiche e moderne della citta di Firenze. Florence: Jean Bouchard, 1755. 4 volumes, 2° (491 x 386 mm). With the small cancel slip pasted in the dedication correcting the publisher's name. Titles with etched vignettes, 4 additional engraved titles, engraved folding plan of Florence, and 282 engraved plates, some of these double-page.  (Volume 4 part 1 lacking additional engraved title but probably as issued, one plate in vol. 4 with the margin renewed at an early date, occasional marginal dampstain, some soiling to deckle edges.) Contemporary vellum, gilt spine labels (some soiling and staining, labels worn, extremities rubbed, front hinge of vol. 1 split). Provenance: The Lord Holland, later Earls of Ilchester (Holland House engraved bookplate).
RUGGIERI, Ferdinando (c. 1691-1741). Scelta di architetture antiche e moderne della citta di Firenze. Florence: Jean Bouchard, 1755. 4 volumes, 2° (491 x 386 mm). With the small cancel slip pasted in the dedication correcting the publisher's name. Titles with etched vignettes, 4 additional engraved titles, engraved folding plan of Florence, and 282 engraved plates, some of these double-page. (Volume 4 part 1 lacking additional engraved title but probably as issued, one plate in vol. 4 with the margin renewed at an early date, occasional marginal dampstain, some soiling to deckle edges.) Contemporary vellum, gilt spine labels (some soiling and staining, labels worn, extremities rubbed, front hinge of vol. 1 split). Provenance: The Lord Holland, later Earls of Ilchester (Holland House engraved bookplate).

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RUGGIERI, Ferdinando (c. 1691-1741). Scelta di architetture antiche e moderne della citta di Firenze. Florence: Jean Bouchard, 1755. 4 volumes, 2° (491 x 386 mm). With the small cancel slip pasted in the dedication correcting the publisher's name. Titles with etched vignettes, 4 additional engraved titles, engraved folding plan of Florence, and 282 engraved plates, some of these double-page. (Volume 4 part 1 lacking additional engraved title but probably as issued, one plate in vol. 4 with the margin renewed at an early date, occasional marginal dampstain, some soiling to deckle edges.) Contemporary vellum, gilt spine labels (some soiling and staining, labels worn, extremities rubbed, front hinge of vol. 1 split). Provenance: The Lord Holland, later Earls of Ilchester (Holland House engraved bookplate). THE HOLLAND HOUSE COPY OF RUGGIERI'S MAGISTERIAL 'EPITOME OF FLORENTINE ARCHITECTURE' (RIBA). A tall copy, with deckle edges. Jean Bouchard recognized that important works on Florentine architecture were not readily available for purchase by curious Grand Tourists; in 1755 he reprinted Ruggieri's three-volume Studio d'architecture civile, originally published in 1722-1728, and added a fourth volume comprising Sgrilli's description of Santa Maria del Fiore, and Rossi's description of the Mediceo-Laurenziana library. RIBA 2878. (4)

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