ZANI, Valerio (d. 1696). Memorie imprese, e ritratti de' signori Accademici Gelati di Bologna. Bologna: Manolessi, 1672.
4° (233 x 160mm). Two additional engraved titles, engraved portrait of the dedicatee Cardinal Barberini and 31 full-page engraved portraits, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, engraved vignettes. (Occasional light soiling and foxing, erased ownership inscription at bottom margin of title, some tiny marginal repairs.) Contemporary calf with gilt arms of Cardinal Barberini within gilt decorations on both covers (early rebacking, corners bumped). Provenance: Francesco Barberini (1597-1679; binding) -- Mexborough Library (bookplate) -- A.H. Bright (bookplate).
THE DEDICATION COPY BOUND FOR CARDINAL BARBERINI. The engravings are by Hubert van Otteren and Lorenzo Tinti after drawings of Giuseppe Maria Mitelli. The pagination is irregular and as follows: , 52, , 53-83, 88, 85, 86, 87, 84, 87, 88, 89-176 pp., 181-184 ll., 185-272 pp., 273-278 ll., 279-406 pp., .