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CICOGNARA, Leopoldo (1767--1834)
Le fabbriche più cospicue di Venezia misurate, illustrate, ed intagliate dai membri della Veneta Reale Accademia di Belle Arti volume primo (secondo)
Venezia dalle tipografia di Alvisopoli, 1815. (1820).
2 vols ; 58.3 cm. (1°)
I: [87] p., [132] pl.
II: [104] p., [118] pl.

As explained at the end of the index to each volume, the work was published at different times in 48 fascicules without signatures, and with neither the plates nor the letterpress numbered, so that there is no uniform collation. Each volume was meant to have 125 plates, the total number, as in this copy, being 250 plates. The descriptive texts are by Cicognara, Antonio Diedo and Giannantonio Selva.

Copy Notes Volume I has a two-page printed prospectus and index of five plates of the Palazzo Ducale in 'Distribuzione XLIII' loosely inserted. The printed blue label of the booksellers Priestley & Weale pasted in on the front paste-down of both volumes. On 29 July 1824 John Weale wrote to Soane informing him of the receipt of Count Cicognara's Fabbriche ... 2 v. large folio with many plates, we have but just received it from Venice, & should you wish sight of it, I will immediately send it. (Archives 7/2/27 Books). Soane evidently expressed his interest in the work, listed as item 656 in Priestley and Weale's Bibliotheca architectonica, 1825 (q.v.), and paid £22. 10s. 0d. for the two volumes on 24 May 1826. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.2, 9 & 27).

Binding C19th half vellum, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 4075


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