#ESI, Mauro (1730-1766). Raccolta di Disegni Originali di... Testi estratti da diverse collezioni pubblicata da Lodovico Inig calcografo in Bologna aggiuntavi la vita dell' autore. Bologna: nell' Instituto delle Scienze, [1787 or later].
2° (390 x 285mm). Title, dedication leaf, 16pp. text. 42 monochrome aquatint plates in brown, ochre, red, grey or black, 40 after Testi, by Count Cesare Massimiliano Gini and others, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH A SMALL COLLECTION OF NINE ETCHINGS BY ?TESI, 4 signed in the plate with MT monogram, 2 others inscribed in Greek and dated (?)1760 (the 19th plate holed by old ink stain, the 30th plate cut down and mounted, the 31st torn and repaired.) Modern green half morocco, spine gilt with early lettering-piece.
A RARE WORK, INCLUDING VERY FINE AQUATINT PLATES from wash drawings of architectural details, interiors, monuments and occasional views. In each case the owner of the original drawing as given: many are owned by Count Gini. The additional etchings include one with a partially legible collector's stamp on the verso: an armorial surrounded by a legend including the illegible collector's name. Berlin Kat. 2644.