PETITOT, Ennemond Alexandre (1727-1801). Suite de Vases Tirèe du cabinet de monsieur du Tillot Marquis de Felino... et gravée... d'après les dessins... de... Petitot... par Benigno Bossi. Parma: Bossi, .
2° (416 x 294mm). Engraved throughout. Title, frontispiece, 2 dedication leaves, 31 plates of vases, by Bossi after Petitot. Contemporary vellum, red morocco lettering-piece on flat-backed spine (old ink spotting on lower cover). Provenance: 2nd Marquess of Bute (Luton Library bookplate).
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Petitot, a French architect and designer, was born in Lyons in 1727, studied architecture with Soufflot and by 1753 moved to the francophile court of Parma to become architect to the Duke. The engraver Bossi was also born in 1727, studied at Nuremberg and Dresden and lived in Parma from 1760. Berlin Kat. 1081.