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CELLINI, Benvenuto (1500--1570)
[Vita di Benvenuto Cellini. English. 1771]
The life of Benvenuto Cellini: a Florentine artist. Containing a variety of curious and interesting particulars, relative to painting, sculpture and architecture; and the history of his own time. Written by himself in the Tuscan language, and translated from the original by Thomas Nugent, L.L.D.F.S.A. In two volumes. ...
London: printed for T. Davies; bookseller to the Royal Academy, 1771.
2 vols ; 20.8 cm. (8°)
I: x, 512 p., engr. frontis. port.
II: [2], 403, [45] p.

First published in Italian in 1728 (q.v.). Nugent's translation, the first into English, is dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds. ESTC t145593.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the portrait plate called for in ESTC. Bought from J. Williams for 12s. 6d., 15 September 1830. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.6). Volume II inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper Edwd. Willm. Hunt.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-tooled spines. tan spine-labels.

Reference Number 1868


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