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ALBERTOLLI, Ferdinando (1781--1844)
Porte di città e fortezze depositi sepolcrali ed altre principali fabbriche publiche e private di Michele Sanmicheli Veronese misurate, disegnate, incise e brevemente illustrate da Ferdinando Albertolli ...
Milano dalla Cesarea Regia stamperia, 1815.
10, [2] p., engr. frontis. (aquat.), XXIX aquat. pl. ; 39.2 x 54.8 cm. (obl. 2°)

At head of imprint: Si trovano presso l'editore, presso Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi e presso i Fratelli Bettalli. Plates II--V, VIII--X, XIII--XIV, XVI, XVIII, XX--XXII, and XXIV--XXIX are printed in bistre. The plates were the first accurate illustrations of Sanmicheli. BAL, Early printed books, no. 60; Berlin Kat. 2737; Fowler 287.

Copy Notes Copy 1: The similarity of the bindings suggests that this may be the copy bought on 14 November 1826 from Priestley and Weale for £3 3s. together with a copy of Albertolli's Fregi trovati negli scavi del foro Trajano, 1824 (q.v.). (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.1).
Copy 2: 56.1 cm. The 'Frontespizio delle Tavole' is here bound as a general frontispiece. Soane bought his second copy of the work for £3 3s. from 'Weale's Catalogue' in 1830. (Priv. Corr. E.7.10; Spiers Box). In Priestley and Weale's Catalogue of books on architecture for 1831 (q.v.), the work is offered as item 535, '£2.2s, neat in cloth boards and lettered'.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half calf, thick-thin gilt-ruled spine, grey paper boards.
Copy 2: C19th quarter maroon linen, grey paper boards.

Reference Number 1582


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