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GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (Florence)
Reale Galleria di Firenze illustrata ...
Firenze presso Giuseppe Molini e Comp. 1817--[1833].
10 [ex 13] vols ; 23 cm. (8º)
I: [2], 33, [5], 192 p., 46 pl. (9 fold.)
II: [6], 171, [1] p., 47--91 [i.e. 45] pl. (20 fold.)
III: [6], 132 p., 43 pl. (19 fold.)
IV: [8], 276 p., 58 pl.
V: VIII, 200 p., 59--129 [i.e 71] pl.
VI: 178, [6] p., 130--190 [i.e. 61] pl.
VII: [4], 203, [1] p., 57 pl. (2 fold.)
VIII: [4], 264 p., 58--103 [i.e. 46] pl.
IX: [4], 267, [1] p., 104--157 [i.e. 54] pl. (9 fold.)
X: [28], 302 p., 36 pl.

Thirteen volumes were published between 1817 and 1833, arranged in five 'Serie' as follows: 'Serie I. 'Quadri Di Storia': vol. I (1817), vol. II (1824), vol. III (1828); 'Serie II. Quadri Di Vario Genere' (1824); 'Serie III. Ritratti Di Pittori': vol. I (1817), vol. II (1820), vol. III (1821), vol. IV (1833); 'Serie IV. Statue, Bassirilievi, Busti E Bronzi': vol. I (1817), vol. II (1819), vol. III (1824); 'Serie V. Cammei Ed Intagli': vol. I (1824), vol. II (1830). The Soane set lacks the three volumes published after 1824. By G. B. Zannoni, Bargigli, A. Ramirez di Montalvo and Marquis T. Corsi; the plates engraved by Giovanni Paolo Lasinio (1789--1855). With a list of subscribers in the first volume, many of them English, including the architect Henry Holland but not Soane.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. I wanting pl. 2, 6, 15--16, 29, 37, 40; vol. II wanting pl. 60, 73--74, 82; vol. III wanting pl. 3--4, 24, 31, 34; vol. VII wanting pp. 92--3 and pl. 1, 18, 21, 32--33, 39--40; vol. VIII wanting pl. 58--59, 61, 76, 87--88; vol. X wanting pl. 28, 33.

Binding C19th half dark green morocco, gilt-ruled borders, blind-ruled spine direct-lettered in gilt, marbled-paper boards, gilt upper edges.

Reference Number 2273


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