Storia pittorica della Italia dal risorgimento delle belle arti fin presso al fine del XVIII secolo... edizione terza, etc.
LANZI Luigi (1809.)
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6 vols. Sm. 4to (212 x 150mm.) Contemporary English straight-grained blue morocco, single gilt fillet, ornamental spines gilt in compartments, g.e (extremities rubbed).
Bassano: G. Remondini & figli,
Third and best edition of this history of Italian art, first published in 1792 in a single volume, covering the history of the Florentine, Sienese, Roman and Neapolitan schools of art , which was expanded in a three volume edition in 1795 to cover the whole of Italy. This six volume is further augmented, and is generally considered the most desirable edition. According to Rudolf Wittkower in Art and Architecture in Italy, the work "is still unequalled for knowledge of the material and breadth of approach".Contents: Vol. 1: Florentine & Sienese schools. Vol. 2: Rome & Neapolitan schools. Vol. 3: Venetian school. Vol. 4: Lombardy school (Mantua, Modena, Parma, Cremona and Milan). Vol. 5: Bolognese, Ferrarese, Genoese & Piedmont schools. Vol. 6: Index.
Provenance. Booklabel of Giannalisa Feltrinelli. Some waterstaining in vols. 2 and 3, otherwise an excellent set in a fine binding. Cicognara 40 & 2298.
Stock Code: 47087