PRADO, HIERONYMUS and JUAN BAUTISTA VILLALPANDO. Hieronymi Pradi et Ioannis Baptista Villalpandi...in Ezechielem explanationes et apparatus urbis, ac templi Hierosolymitani, commentariis et imaginibus illustratus. Rome: [Zannetti] and Ciacconi, 1596-1605. 3 vols., folio, eighteenth-century Italian calf, elaborately gilt to a rococo design, covers with interlocking key borders incorporating large inner panel corner ornaments of stylized leaves, scallop, flowering plant and the wind, centers gilt-stamped with arms of Pope Pius VI (pope: 1775-99), spines in six compartments, red and olive-green morocco labels, g.e., spines slightly wormed, small loss at foot of spine of vol. 1, joints weak or cracked, edges worn, lacks colophon leaf Ff4 in vol. 1 and final blank leaf Kkk4 in vol. 3, several small tears, mostly at or near inner margins, with old repairs (at the time of binding), the patches sometimes causing trifling loss, 6 folding plates torn, some with old repairs, one with slight loss from worming, numismatic table in red and black patched with tiny losses in vol. 3, engraved title of vol. 3 creased, frayed at bottom edge with a tiny loss, some text leaves browned. FIRST EDITION, engraved titles, 30 full-page, double-page and large folding engraved plates, including a map, several plates of the Temple and of apparatus; 2 folding letterpress tables of proportion, numismatic tables (including one printed in red and black). Adams P-2050; not in Harvard/Mortimer Italian.
Rare. Another copy, bound in contemporary Italian red morocco, also lacks Ff5 (colophon) in vol. 1 and the final blank leaf in vol. 3 (sold, Sotheby's/Hodgson's, 7 July 1971, lot 316). (3)