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ALBERTOLLI, Giocondo (1742--1839)
[Ornamenti diversi. 1782. Another issue]
Ornamenti diversi inventati disegnati ed eseguiti da Giocondo Albertolli ... incisi da Giacomo Mercoli Luganese
Milano si vendono dallo stesso Albertolli in Milano, [1782].
Engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic., [22] engr. pl. (I--XXIV on 22 leaves) ; 55.5 cm. (1°)

This copy of Albertolli's first collection of ornament likely represents an issue printed to accompany his third collection, Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno, 1796 (q.v.) with which it is bound, probably as issued. The other (earlier?) copy of the Ornamenti in the Soane Museum (q.v.) has the XXIV plates printed on 24 leaves; here plates XXI--XXIV are printed on two leaves as in the BAL and Berlin copies, rather than four. BAL, Early printed books, no. 64; Berlin Kat. 596.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with a new edition of Albertolli's Alcune decorazioni di nobile sale (q.v.) and with his Miscellanea per i giovani studiosi del disegno, 1796 (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind-tooled borders, gilt double-rule and blind roll-tooled spine with dark blue morocco spine-label; possibly replacing earlier binding supplied or repaired for 9s. (see payment to Josiah Taylor on 12 June 1804, Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.7).

Reference Number 1588


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