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ALBERTOLLI, Giocondo (1742--1839)
[Alcune decorazioni. 1787]
Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti di Giocondo Albertolli ... incisi da Giacomo Mercoli e da Andrea de Bernardis
Milano 1787.
[2] p., engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic., XXII pl. ; 55.5 cm. (1°)

Dedication dated 'Milano li 20 Maggio 1787'. Albertolli was appointed Professor of Ornament at the Reale Accademia in Milan in 1776. This is the second of his four collections of ornament. Without the additional plate XXIII found in some copies. One such copy is also in the Soane Museum (q.v.); in addition to the extra plate, it also has the letterpress preface reset with a modern 's' rather than the long 's' as in the present copy. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 61 and Berlin Kat. 596. Berlin Kat. 595.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Albertolli's Ornamenti diversi ..., [1782] (q.v.), in a volume purchased at the Willey Reveley sale, 11 May 1801 (q.v.), lot 114, £2 13s.

Binding Early C19th half calf, gilt-ruled spine, black spine-label, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 1583


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