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HITTORFF, Jakob Ignaz (1792--1867)
Architecture antique de la Sicile ou recueil des plus intéressans monumens d'architecture des villes et des lieux les plus remarquables de la Sicile ancienne; mesurés et dessinés par J. Hittorff et L. Zanth, architectes.
Paris: J. Hittorff, architecte du roi; Jules Renouard, libraire, Bance ainé, Md d'estamped, et chez tous les libraires et marchands d'estampes de la France et de l'étranger. Imprimé chez Paul Renouard, [1827].
[2] p., 2--49 pl. ; 55.8 cm.(2°)

Title and imprint from upper pink printed wrapper (included in collation). Published in parts. This copy has original pink paper upper wrappers for parts I and VIII on which the title is printed and printed summaries of the plates contained in these parts (pl. 2--7 in part I, pl. 44--49 in part VIII) are pasted down. The prospectus and conditions of subscription are printed on the versos. Five of the plates in the Soane copy showing decorative elements are hand-coloured. A sequel, Architecture modern de la Sicile (q.v.), deal with buildings erected from the fifth century onwards (see BAL, Early printed books, no. 1516). The present work remained largely incomplete until after Hittorff's death when a much fuller version was published in 1870 by his son under the revised title: Architecture antique de la Sicile: recueil des monuments de Ségesta et de Sélinonte ....

Copy Notes Bought by Soane from Dulau & Co., M. Martin Saurin for £4 on 10 January 1833. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.35). The pasted label on the wrapper for part I is amended in manuscript 'Ire. Livraison. À VIIIme.'

Binding C19th half calf, roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2468


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