London, South Kensington
7 March 2002
BARTOLI, Pietro Santi (c.1635-1700). Picturae Antiquissimi Virgiliani Codicis Bibliothecae Vaticanae. Rome: Monaldini, 1782.
4° (287 x 194mm). Portrait frontispiece of Virgil. Engraved title and 124 engraved plates by Bartoli (plate CXXII with small piece of corner torn away, library stamp on verso of portrait, occasional light marginal spotting and browning). Modern red half morocco (lightly rubbed). Pietro Bartoli first produced the present set of engravings, without text, in 1677. They were based on the original paintings in the Codex Vaticanus, the earliest known 4th-century manuscript of Virgil, and first published with text in 1741. Brunet V, 1291.
[BAYARDI, Ottavio Antonio (1690-1765)]. The Antiquities of Herculaneum: translated from the Italian, by Thomas Martyn and John Lettice. London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1773. Volume I, part I only (of 2 parts). 4° (308 x 226mm). Engraved map and 50 engraved plates, 2 folding (a few old repairs and short marginal tears, occasional light spotting, browning and offsetting, library stamps mostly on verso of plates). Modern library morocco (lightly rubbed and discoloured). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, from the original Italian, published in Naples in 1757. (2)
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