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DELLA VALLE, Guglielmo (1740?--1794?)
Vite dei pittori antichi compilate dal P. M. Guglielmo della Valle minor conventuale.
In Siena dai Torchi Pazzini Carli, 1795.
[8], XXIV, 320, [2] p., engr. frontis., [16] engr. ports. ; 21.8 cm. (4°)

With a single page of errata. The colophon reads 'Impresso in Siena dai Torchi Pazzini Carli il dì 24. Novembre 1795.' Partly compiled from Carlo Roberto Datti's Vite de' pittori antichi, Firenze 1667.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front pastedown John Flaxman; with marginal notes in ink (exclamation marks) by Flaxman on pp. XI--XII. Inscribed in pencil with letter d on back pastedown. Bought from J. Williams for £2 14s. on 5 May 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.7). The volume was sold as lot 71 in the sale of Flaxman's library at Christie's on 12 June 1828 (q.v.), and was bought for 10s. 6d. presumably by J. Williams. See H. Dorey, 'Flaxman and Soane', in John Flaxman 1755--1826: master of the purest line, Soane Museum exh. cat., London 2003, p. 27.

Binding C18th Italian sprinkled-paper boards, half sheep, gilt-tooled spine, gilt lettered 'Della Valle/ Vite/ Dei Pittori/ Antichi'

Reference Number 6459


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