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5 June 2007
DOLCE, Lodovico (1508-1568). Dialogo della pittura, intitolato l'Aretino. Venice: Gabriele Giolito, 1557. Woodcut device on title (worming in blank fore-margins of quires E & F). FIRST EDITION. Edit-on line 17350; Adams D730; Cicognara 111. [Bound with:] ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-1472). La pittura, translated by Lodovico Domenichi. Ibid., 1547. Woodcut devices on title and on last page (title a trifle soiled and with a small hole in blank fore-margin, a little unimportant discoloration). Edit-on line 722; Adams A494; Cicognara 66. 2 works in one volume, 8°. 18th-century Italian vellum. red morocco lettering piece on spine (head of spine and top edge rather worn).
BOSCHINI, Marco (1613-1678). Le ricche minere della pittura veneziana. Venice: F. Nicolini, 1674. 5 parts in one volume, 12°. Engraved frontispiece and 6 plates, with the 2 final blanks (a little minor discolouration). Contemporary Italian vellum (very lightly marked and rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Cicognara 4351.
With 3 others similar: Filippo Titi's Studio di pittura ... nelle chiese di Roma (Rome and Macerata, 1675), C.C. Malvasia's Le pitture di Bologna (Bologna, 1686) and Leonico Goldioni's Le cose notabili ... della città di Venetia (Venice, 1649). (5)
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