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PIRANESI, Francesco (1758--1810)
Monumenti degli Scipioni pubblicati dal Cavaliere Francesco Piranesi architetto Romano nell'anno M.DCC.LXXX.V.
[Rome]: F. Piranesi, [1786].
[2], 24, III, [1] p., VI etch. pl. ; 54.5 cm. (1°)

The imprimatur on p. 24 is dated 'Roma 1. Aprile 1786'. For a useful account of Francesco Piranesi's publishing career following his father's death in 1778 see the catalogue notes to BAL Early printed books, no. 2545.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with Francesco Piranesi's Il Teatro di Ercolano, 1783 (q.v.)

Binding C19th calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-ruled spine, red spine-label gilt-lettered 'Piranesi / Monumento / Degli / Scipioni', black spine-label gilt-lettered 'Teatro / di / Ercolano'. Part of a 12-volume set re-bound by Hood and McCullock, to whom Soane paid £24 on 3 July 1826. (Archive 16/12/38).

Reference Number 6407


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