Giovanni Battista Piranesi Prima Parte Architettura ;
Lot 7
Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Opere Varie di Architettura, prospettiva, grotteschi, antichità; (33)
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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Opere Varie di Architettura, prospettiva, grotteschi, antichità (WE. 2; 4-14; 16-24; 43-50; 738; 745-748), 1750
The complete suite, comprising 33 engravings on laid paper, letterpress title page with vignette from second edition (WE. 43), title page and 15 plates from the Prima Parte (WE. 2; 4-14; 16-20), the 4 from Grotteschi (WE. 21-24), and 12 architectural fantasies (WE. 44-50; 738; 745-748), all in very good condition aside from foxing, soft handling creases and surface soiling, (WE. 8) with 2 1/2 in. expertly repaired horizontal tear extending in from right margin (bottom of sheet), sheets bound, marble boards and leaves, leather spin with gilt letterpress lettering (minor wear, rubs, and surface dirt). (33)
overall size of book: 21 1/2 x 15 1/2in
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