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VALESI, Dionisio (ca. 1737--1766)
Varie fabriche antiche, e moderne della città di Verona, con alcune statue, e busti della Galleria Bevilacqua al merito sovragrande degli illustrissimi proveditori Co. Girolamo Otri, Manara, Co. Alessandro Pompei in segno d’umilissimo rispetto Dionisio Valesi D.D.D.
[Verona]: 1753.
XXIV, [1] pl. (= 46 impressions) ; 43.5 cm. (2°)

All engraved. The numbering of plates reflects the pagination rather than the number of plates on the page which varies from one to four, the leaf number being printed in the top right corner of the top or righthand plate on each leaf. The title-plate is numbered I; the final plate containing the table of contents is unnumbered. Traces of indecipherable earlier numbering remain on some plates; plates on pl. X numbered 4, 6, 5 in top left corner; plates of statues numbered I--XV top centre. The plates of busts were drawn by G.B. Tiepolo and engraved by A. Zucchi.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper with Soane's shelfmark 98 and initials JS (?).
Copy 2: 46.5 cm. With an earlier state of pl. XVII, numbered XVI; and 9 assorted extraneous plates of the amphitheatre at Verona pasted together to make 4 leaves bound at the end (the first to precede the table of contents. Bound (2) with part III of Sir William Chambers's copy of F. Ruggieri, Studio d'architettura civile, 1722--28 (q.v.).

Binding Copy 1: C18th Italian pink and yellow paste-decorated paper cartonnage boards.
Copy 2: C18th half marbled calf, yellow paper boards, stained and gilt-tooled spine-title compartments.

Reference Number 3476


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