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ZANETTI, Antonio Maria (1706--1778)
[Varie pitture. 1760]
Varie pitture a fresco de' principali maestri Veneziani ora la prima volta con le stampe pubblicate.
In Venezia 1760.
XII p., hand-col. engr. t.-pl., 24 etch. pl. ; 47.5 cm. (2°)

Anonymous. By Antonio Maria Zanetti the younger (1706--1778). Based around a series of 24 etchings of drawings after Venetian frescoes, this first edition was circulated privately by Zanetti; following his death, the plates were reprinted with a new setting of the letterpress, a portrait and a memoir of the author, without altering the date on the title-plate (q.v.). With engraved drop-head title on p. [I] and decorative etched tail-piece on p. XII. Catchword on p. [I]: 'nieghi'. This copy has the open-lettering of the engraved title-plate hand-coloured in red and the text bound after the plates. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 3739 (post-1778 ed.).

Copy Notes One of the two editions in Soane's library was acquired at Christie's sale, 23 March 1813 (q.v.), for £1, lot 114 with James Gibbs, Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture, 1753 (q.v.) and 'Stert's Perspective', i.e. John Sturt's edition of Andrea Pozzo's Rules and examples of perspective, 1707 (q.v.; another issue, q.v.) which cannot be securely identified with one of the three copies in the Museum.

Binding Quarter sheep (originally red?), later? blue paper boards, corners reinforced in sheep, paper spine-label inscribed in ink with the title. The spine is fragmentary revealing cloth printed in red and black with the date (?) 1812.

Reference Number 3658


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