29 October 2013
ROSSI-MELOCCHI, Cosimo (1758-1820). Saggio teorico-pratico intorno alla determinazione dell'ombre nei diversi soggetti d'Architettura geometrica. Florence: Giuseppe Tofani and Comp. dell'Aquila Nera, 1805.
4o (359 x 281 mm). 12 plates with 17 illustrations, in two states (uncolored and folded, and hand-colored), uncut. (Some dampstaining affecting plates.) Contemporary half roan. Provenance: acquired from Marlborough Rare Books, 1978.
FIRST EDITION of Rossi-Melocchi's work on architectural drawing, composition, proportion and perspective. The additional suite of plates is finely colored in pale washes of blue, grey, ochre and pink. Cicognara 856.
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