London, South Kensington
13 November 2008
AMATI, Carlo. (1776-1852). Antichità di Milano ... [Antichità di Milano esistenti presso S. Lorenzo]. Milan: Giovanni Pirotta, 1821. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (505 x 354mm). 25 engraved plates, one double-page. Later 19th-century pigskin-backed marbled boards. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author on an original wrapper and with the latter's signature and 2 library stamps on title.
AMATI, Carlo. Gli ordini di architettura del Barozzi da Vignola. Milan: Pirotta & Maspero, 1805. 2° (450 x 326mm). Engraved title with vignette and 39 plates (some staining and spotting). Later 19th-century diced half calf (rubbed). Provenance: library stamp on title.
And another copy of the first book. At the time when eclecticism was spreading in Italy, the milanese architect and writer Carlo Amati advocated a return to Vitruvian principles, producing a series of publications devoted to Vignola, Vitruvius, Roman antiquities in Milan, and on archaeology. (3)
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