9 June 2004
PALLADIO, Andrea. Le fabbriche e i disegni... raccolti ed illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi... -- Le Terme dei Romani... Vicenza: Rossi, 1796-97.
5 volumes, 4o (230 x 177 mm). 2 engraved portraits and 233 engraved plates, some folding. Contemporary yellow wrappers (light staining to vol. I and III); cloth folding case.
Volumes I-IV of this work were also issued with French text, with the same plates by G. Rossi in 1796. "The text is the same as that of the folio edition of 1776-83 and the plates were reduced copies of those in that edition by Ant. Mugnon." Fowler 235. (5)
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