3 December 2010
WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim (1717-1768). Histoire de l'Art de l'Antiquité. Leipzig: Jean Gottl, 1781.
3 volumes, 4o (249 x 204 mm). Engraved frontispiece, title with engraved vignette, engraved head- and tail-pieces throughout (scattered spotting). Contemporary vellum, covers with a gilt dog-tooth roll border, upper covers each with an oval drawing (131x93 mm) in color added on top of the vellum, showing three views of historical ruins, smooth spines in 6 compartments, black and brown morocco gilt labels in 2, alternating gilt panels in the rest, edges gilt concealing fore-edge paintings of THE PYRAMIDS AND THE SPHYNX; THE ACROPOLIS and THE CASTLE OF SAINT ANGELO AND HADRIAN'S TOMB (some soiling to the covers); modern quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: John Hely-Hutchinson (bookplate dated 1946); Estelle Doheny (bookplate; her sale Christie's New York, 21 February 1989, lot 1966).
Weber I, p.137.
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