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VISCONTI, Ennio Quirino (1751--1818)
Iconographie grecque par E.Q. Visconti ...
À Paris: de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'ainé, 1808.
2 vols in 3 ; 53.0 cm. (1°)
I: [4], XXV, [3], iii, [1], 182 p., 37 pl. (ports.)
II,1: [2], vii, [2], 186--364 p., 38--45 [i.e. 8] pl.
II,2: [2], 365--658 p. 46--57 [i.e. 12] pl.

Two parts in three volumes. Title and imprint taken from the general title-page in vol. I only, which reads: Iconographie ancienne ou recueil des portraits authentiques des empereurs, rois et hommes illustres de l'antiquité. Tome premier: iconographie grecque. The general title-page of the Soane copy has an engraved portrait vignette of Napoleon by R.U. Massard after Boullion; the work is dedicated to Napoleon 'L'Empereur Et Roi'. The catalogues of the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris and the Getty Research Institute describe a different title vignette dated '1816', presumably a re-issue following the change in political regime. The two parts of the second volume each have a half-title only, reading: Iconographie grecque. Second partie. Rois. and Iconographie grecque. Suite de la seconde partie. The pagination and numbering of the plates are continuous. The companion work in the series, Iconographie romaine, was published by Didot in four volumes, 1817--29.

Copy Notes Verso of front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 350. Untrimmed edges.

Binding C19th quarter red morocco-grained sheep, red morocco-grained paper boards, gilt roll-tooled and gilt-lettered spines, marbled endpapers, blue silk bookmarks.

Reference Number 6701


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