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4to., pp. 31, [I] + 127 engraved plates including frontispiece, title-page and dedication. Some library stamps, pencil notes to front endpapers and title-page verso, light foxing, some plates slightly toned. Recent library binding, half deep red morocco with red cloth boards, gilt title and shelf mark to spine, cloth hinges. A little rubbed at edges but very sound, very good. Bookplate of Warrington Municipal Library to front pastedown, library ink stamps to frontispiece verso, p.1, p.7 and plate V verso.
Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter best known for his depictions of antique subjects. During his lifetime he was famous for producing volumes of such prints, many of which ran into several editions. This volume includes six miniatures from the Codex Romanus (Cod. Vat. 3867).
Author Bartoli, Pietro Santi (illus.):
Publisher Romae [Rome]: Apud Venantium Monaldini Bibliopolam in Via Cursus,