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MAFFEI, Paolo Alessandro (1653--1716)
[Raccolta di statue antiche e moderne. 1742]
Raccolta di statve antiche e moderne data in lvce sotto i gloriosi avspicj della Santita di N.S. Papa Clemente XI. da Domenico de Rossi illvstrata colle sposizioni a ciascheduna immagine di Pavolo Alessandro Maffei ...
In Roma nella stamperia di Antonio de'Rossi, 1742.
XII, [4] p., 170 cols (i.e. [85] p.), [15] p., etch. t. pl., etch. dedic., CLXIII pl. : engr. illus. ; 46.8 cm. (2°)

Title from etched title-plate which bears the imprint 'In Roma nella Stamperia della Pace con Priuilegio del Sommo Pont. e licenza dè Superiori l'anno MDCCIV.'; imprint from final 'Reimprimatur' leaf. Signatures A--X2 Y1a are numbered by column, with two columns to each page. The work was first issued in 1704 with 162 plates numbered I--CLXII, and was apparently reissued around 1740 with an additional plate CLXIII and two captions altered; further editions appeared in 1742 (see the Soane and Trinity College, Cambridge copies) and 1755. The original coppers are still in existence at the Calcografia. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 1999 (1704 ed., first issue).

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt-tooled spine compartments, black spine-label gilt-lettered 'Rossi Statue Antiche Et Moderne'.

Reference Number 2701


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