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FANELLI, Francesco (fl. 1608--1665)
Dessins de grottes par Fanelli
A Paris, chez Langlois rüe St. Jacques a la Victoire,, [c. 1710]
5 pl. ; 30.4 cm. (2°)

This and the suite of 15 unnumbered Fontaines et jets d'eau (q.v.) are later impressions of plates first published by Jacques van Merle as Varie architeture di Francesco Fanelli, Paris 1661, and later acquired by Nicolas I Langlois, probably between 1661 and 1682. Langlois is probably responsible for the division into two suites, adding a title and imprint and renumbering the grotto plates. Both suites were included in some copies of the Architecture à la mode issued by Langlois from the 1690s or earlier, and later by Jean Mariette, c. 1710, as here (q.v.). See BAL, Early printed books, no. 1020 and Guilmard, p. 320. See also Guilmard p. 114, Berlin Kat. 3575 (358).

Copy Notes Bound as pencil numbers 82--86 in Mariette, L'architecture à la mode (q.v.).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt tooled spine, red spine label gilt lettered 'Architec/ A La/ Mode', blind lettered 'Tome/ II', circular paper label numbered in ink '151'.

Reference Number 6499

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