CERUTI, Benedetto (d.1620). Musaeum Franc. Calceolarii jun. Veronensis a... Ceruto incaeptum et ab Andrea Chiocco descriptum et perfectum. Verona: Angelus Tamus, 1622. 2° (293 x 204mm). Engraved title, one folding plate and 43 engraved illustrations (8 full-page). (Occasional small tears to blank margins.) Later calf gilt, covers with the large centrally-placed arms of Louis XIV of France [Olivier 2494 fer 7], spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others gilt, the third to seventh with large centrally-placed fleurs-de-lys, the first with onlaid red morocco lozenge gilt tooled with elephant crest (spine chipped at head and foot, surface damage to leather on covers). Provenance: French royal library or institution (binding); Sir Andrew Fountaine (binding). FIRST EDITION. Nissen ZBI 857.
[Ottavio Antonio BAYARDI (1690-1765)]. The Antiquities of Herculaneum... Translated by Thomas Martyn and John Lettice. London: for the Translators, 1773. Vol.I, parts 1 & 2 (all published) in one volume, 4° (305 x 235mm). Engraved map, 50 plates (3 folding) and 3 head- or tailpieces. Contemporary half russia, the spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in one, the others finely tooled in gilt, the bottom compartment with centrally-placed elephant-crest tool (the vellum on the covers somewhat soiled). Provenance: Brigg Fountaine (binding, subscriber).
Thomaso PORCACCHI. Funerali antichi di diversi Popoli, et Nationi. Venice: Giorgio Angelieri for the heirs of Simon Galignani, 1591. 2° (287 x 198mm). Engraved title and 23 illustrations, publisher's woodcut device at end. (Some old light marginal soiling, small section of outer blank margin of G6 torn away.) 18th-century English speckled calf, panelled in gilt, the upper cover with centrally-placed elephant-crest tool. Provenance: Sir Andrew Fountaine (binding). (3)