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SESTINI, Domenico (1750--1732)
Descrizione del museo d'antiquaria e del gabinetto d'istoria naturale di sua eccellenza il sigre: principe di Biscari Ignazio Paternò Castello patrizio Catanese fatta dall'abate Domenico Sestini Accademico Fiorentino.
[Florence]: 1776.
[4], XI, [1], 108, [2] p., [1] double-page engr. pl. : engr. title-plate, engr. frontis. port. ; 19.9 cm. (8º)

'Prefazione' by Giovanni Mariti. Final leaf (sig. G8) is blank. Following the recommendation of Patrick Brydone's Tour through Sicily and Malta (q.v.), Soane and his travelling companions visited the Prince of Biscari's cabinet of antiquities in his palace in Catania during his grand tour in June 1779. See P. de la Ruffinière du Prey, John Soane's architectural education (New York and London 1977), pp. 232-3.

Copy Notes Engraved frontispiece pasted down on inside front cover.

Binding Contemporary C18th Italian decorated paste-paper over cartonnage boards.

Reference Number 3291


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