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PIROLI, Tommaso (1752--1824)
[Antichità di Ercolano. French]
Antiquités d'Herculanum, gravées par Th. Piroli, et publiées par F. et P. Piranesi, frères. ...
À Paris: chez Piranesi, frères; Leblanc, imprimeur-libraire, 1804--1806.
6 vols ; 28.2 cm. (4º)
I: [2], viii, [96] p., 48 pl.
II: [102] p., 48 pl.
III: [124], 8 p., 60 pl.
IV: [102], 3, [1] p., 48 pl.
V: [112], 2 p., 54 pl.
VI: viii, 88], 8, [4], 31, [1] p., L pl. (1 fold.)

Translation of the Roman engraver and publisher Tommaso Piroli's Le antichità di Ercolano, 6 vols, Rome 1789--1806, a collection of engraved plates each accompanied by descriptive text. Volumes I--III contain 'Peintures', with an 8-pp. index at the end of vol. III; vols IV--V 'Bronzes'; vol. VI 'Lampes Et Candélâbres'.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. I wanting plates XIV, XV; vol. III wanting plates XIV, XVI, XLVIII. Bought from Thomas Boone for £3 10s., 16 June 1818. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.3.9). Volume I inscribed in pencil on front paste-down endpaper with Boone's price 6 toms 3£=13s=6d and on rear pastedown with his code bmf.

Binding C19th brown calf, blind-tooled borders, blind and gilt-tooled spines, marbled edges.

Reference Number 3048


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