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RUBENS, Sir Peter Paul (1577--1640)
[Palazzi di Genova. 1663]
Palazzi antichi di Genova raccolti e designati da Pietro Paolo Rvbens.
In Anversa appresso Giacomo Mevrsio, 1663.
2 parts in 1 vol. ; 42.2 cm. (1°)
I: [2] p., 72 pl.
II: [2] p., 67 pl. (3 fold.)

The title-page of the second volume reads Palazzi moderni di Genova raccolti e designati da Pietro Paolo Rubens. The first part was originally published in Antwerp in 1622, with a second part being added somewhat later, probably around 1625 (q.v.), both having only an undated half-title reading Palazzi di Genova; the present part titles with the attribution of the plates to Rubens was first published in an edition issued in 1652. For further details see the catalogue entry for the first edition. BAL, Early printed books, no. 4041 (part 1) and 4042 (part 2).

Copy Notes Title-pages very closely cropped, that to part 1 folded at the foot. Plates 68--72 of part 1 are misbound at the end of part 2. At the end of part 1 are duplicates of plates 22, 24 (cropped), 35--38 and 68 (cropped). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Nr.62.

Binding C17th sheep, blind-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3246


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