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BERNINI, Domenico
Vita del Cavalier Gio. Lorenzo Bernino, descritta da Domenico Bernino suo figlio, ...
In Roma a spese di Rocco Bernabò, 1713.
[20], 180, [8] p. : port. ; 24.5 cm. (4°)

Dedicated to Cardinal Lodovico Pico della Mirandola.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the portrait (leaf A1). Bought from T. & W. Boone for 3s. on 8 January 1824. (Spiers Box). Inserted at p. 30, a loose note in pencil by Arthur Bolton asserting that 'this appears to have been bought at Nollekens' Sale. See SN. B. [i.e. Soane Note Book] 5th July 1823. 11 guineas-'. The evidence for Bolton's supposition may be Nollekens's ownership inscription in the copy of the Vita di Benvenuto Cellini, 1728 (q.v.) which Soane bought from Boone on the same date; alternatively, he may have misread a reference to a 'Bust of Berenice' (possibly the Bust of a Roman lady, M779, now in the Museum) in the Nollekens sale catalogue of that date (q.v. copy 3). Rough figure sketches in pencil on front and rear free-endpapers. The upper corner of the title-leaf has been excised as if to remove an ownership inscription.

Binding Contemporary C18th limp vellum, spine lettered in ink 'Vita/ del Cav/ Berni-/ no'.

Reference Number 1691


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