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SOLDINI, Francesco Maria
Il Reale giardino di Boboli nella sua pianta e nelle sue statue
[Florence]:, [179-?].
80 p., engr. t.-pl., fold. engr. plan, XLVI pl. ; 26.5 cm. (4º)

This work was first issued with an engraved dedication plate incorporating a portrait of the dedicatee, Virginia Mazza, signed 'Gaetano Vascellini incise in Firenze 1789.'. In the British Library copy of the first issue (shelfmark 1572/629; see also Berlin Kat. 3497), the main sequence of plates has no engraved numbering and consists of 45 plates only (i.e. not including pl. XLIV of the present issue, though still numbered in manuscript I--XLVI, with one plate as 'Tav.XLII.XLIV.'). Furthermore a final leaf, containing an 'Avviso A Chi Legge' (p. 81) in which inter alia Soldini is named as author, has been cancelled from Soane's copy, which is part of a later re-issue and matches a second held by the British Library (180.h.3). Most of the plates - here printed in black instead of the earlier bistre - are signed or initialled by Gaetano Vascellini.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed John Soane/ 1813.

Binding Late C18th half sprinkled calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine.

Reference Number 3335

Additional Names Vascellini, Gaetano (1745--1805); Giardino di Boboli (Florence, Italy)

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