Lot 131
Sold for £145,250 (US$ 241,052) inc. premium
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Le Antichita Romane, 4 vol. in 2, 254 engraved plates consisting of 221 numbered double-page, full-page or half-page (plates 8-37 in volume one with 2 per page), engraved titles to volumes 2-4, engraved portrait of Piranesi by Francesco Piranesi after Giuseppe Cades and double-page engraved dedication leaf to Gustavus III of Sweden in volume one, 2 unnumbered plans in volume one, 3 unnumbered plates in volume 4, with the letterpress text, [Rome, Stamperia Salomoni, 1784]

[Raccolta de' tempi antichi opera di Francesco Piranesi architetto Romano prima (-seconda) parte], engraved double-page engraved title-page ["Sciographia quatuor templorum veterum"], incorporating Pope Pius VI (dated 1780), 43 engraved plates only (numbered 1-8; 2-6, 8, 10-29; 1-6, one folding, 16 double-page), lettered "Tombeau des Scipions. Supplement Antiquities Romaines" on spine, [Rome, plates dated 1780-1786]

Della Magnificenza de' Romani, 2 engraved titles (Latin and Italian, one signed "F. Piranesi"), engraved portrait of Clement XII, 41 engraved plates (numbered 1-38, 2 numbered "19", 2 unnumbered, one double-page, 16 double-page), with the text (and additional title) bound separately, [Rome, 1761]; Osservazioni... sopra la lettre de M. Mariette, engraved title and 8 plates (numbered 2-9, 3 double-page), Rome, 1765; Prima parte di architetture e prospettive, engraved pictorial title [Hind's second "intermediate" state with "Giambatista" and "Fra gli Arcadi"], 27 engraved plates (2 double-page, 5 with 2 images per page, "Grotteschi" plates 24-27 shaved at lower margin with remnants of stubs on verso), [Rome, after 1761]; Carceri invenzione, 16 engraved plates (including title, 13 double-page, 2 single plates shaved) [most Hind 2nd state], [Rome, c.1761]; Alcune vedute di archi trionfali, ed altri monumenti in alzati da Romani, 32 engraved plates (including title), [Rome, between 1778 and 1792]; Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto, 15 engraved plates (including title, 6 double-page), [Rome, c.1780], 6 works in one vol., lettered "Architecture Etrusque... Grecque et Romaine" on spine

Lapides Capitolini, engraved title, dedication to Pope Clement XIII, one large engraved plate on 2 folding sheets, [Rome, c.1761]; Antichita di Cora, engraved title, 10 plates on 11 sheets (numbered 1-10, number one on 2 sheets, 8 double-page, one single plate with 2 images), [Rome, c.1763]; [La Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia], lacks title, 19 engraved plates on 18 sheets, [Rome, c.1761]; Campus Martius antiquae urbis, 2 engraved titles, 3 full-page engraved vignettes or endpieces, 46 engraved plates only (comprising plates 1-18, 20-26, 28-46 and 48, plate 31 on 2 sheets, additional plate of the Ancient Acqueduct of the Acqua Maria bound in), one index leaf, with the text (and additional title) bound separately, Rome, 1762, 4 works in one vol.

Antichita d'Albano e di Castel Gandolfo, engraved pictorial title, double-page dedication to Clement XIII, 27 engraved plates (11 double-page, 2 with 2 images per page), [Rome, 1764]; Descrizione e disegno dell' emissario del lago Albano, engraved pictorial title, 9 engraved plates (one folding, 7 double-page), [Rome, c/1761]; [Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichiti alla riva del Lago Albano], 12 engraved plates (5 folding, one large folding with short tear at fold), without title, [Rome, c.1764]; Vasi, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichii, 2 vol., engraved title to volume one on 2 double-page sheets, double-page dedication to William Hamilton, 125 engraved sheets (48 double-page, several single sheets shaved at fore-margin, numbering somewhat erratic), [Rome, between 1768 and 1786]; Trofeo os sia Magnifica Colonna... fatte da Traiano, 2 double-page engraved titles, 45 engraved sheets (20 folding or double-page with 2 sheets joined; 6 double-page), one with tear repaired, [c.1775-1776], 5 works in 2 vol.

Differentes vues de quelques restes de trois edifices, double-page engraved title-page and 20 double-page engraved plates, [c.1778-1779]; Vedute di Roma, 2 vol., double-page engraved title to volume one, double-page index map of Rome on 3 sheets, 136 engraved plates (all but 5 double-page),First Paris Edition, [Paris, c.1800-1807], bound in 2 vol.

[Raccolta di statue antiche], 41 engraved plates by Francesco Piranesi (4 double-page), without title, [plates dated 1783-1790]; Il teatro d'Ercolono, 10 double-page engraved plates (including title, shaved at foremargin), [title dated 1783]; Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni al tra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura egizia, etrusca, grece e romana, double-page engraved title, 69 engraved plates (of 70, numbered 1-66 without plate 56; 4 others), [1769]

GUERCINO. Raccolta di alcuni disegni del Barberi da Centao detto Il Guercino, engraved title and 28 plates by Bartolozzi, Piranesi and others after Guercino and others, printed in black and bistre (numbered 2-24 and 26, with 3 unnumbered, 3 double-page and one folding) [cf. Brunet II, 1784], [Rome, il medesino Piranesi, 1764]; Schola italica picturae, sive selectae quaedam summorum e schola aere incisae cura et impensis Gavini Hamilton pictoris, 40 engraved plates (including title, numbered 1-40), Rome, [William Hamilton], 1773; [Gravures divers], a collection of 25 engraved plates (all but 2 double-page or folding, 17 by Francesco Piranesi, including "Fuoco artificiale"), [Rome, n.d.], 3 works in one vol.

Together 25 works bound in 12 vol., text to two works in contemporary half calf, others in uniform contemporary calf gilt, worn, some covers detached, folio (560 x 395mm.) (12), sold as a collection
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