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GIANNONE, Pietro (1676--1748)
Opere postume di Pietro Giannone colla di lui vita in questa ultima edizione da infiniti errori emendate, e notabilimente accresciute sugli originali dell'autore, prima edizione in ottavo. ...
Napoli GL lla Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier, 1773.
2 vols in 3 ; 17.9 cm. (8º)
I.1: 12, 244 p.
I.2: [2], 246--622 p.
II: 7, [1], 414, [2], 98 p.

Edited by Lionardo Panzini. Giannone's posthumous works were first published in 'Palymra: All'Insegna della Verità' [i.e. The Hague?] in 1755, with enlarged editions appearing in Lausanne in 1760 and in Venice in 1768. Includes 'Apologia dell'Istoria Civile del Regno di Napoli'. Tome I is in two parts, with continuous register and pagination. Tome III has a blank leaf (sig. Cc8) between the end of the text and the index.

Copy Notes Bound two volumes in three as issued, and uniformly bound with the set of Giannone's Istoria civile del regno di Napoli, 16 vols octavo, 1770 (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on tom. I front pastedown William Molesworth, presumably Sir William Molesworth, 6th Baronet (1758--1798) who was in Naples in winter 1778, and a member of Thomas Pitt's party in whose company Soane visited Pompeii in January 1779. The set evidently came into Soane's possession by gift or purchase no later than August 1779, when a note on the endpaper of his sketchbook 'Notes Italy and Italian Language' (SM Vol 162) records that '19 vol of Gianelli's History of Naples' were 'Sent to England in Mr. Burdon's Box' with '6 vol. of Stern's Sermons' (q.v.). See P. de la Ruffinière du Prey, John Soane's architectural education (New York and London 1977), pp. 173--179, 239; see also Ingamells, A dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy 1701--1800 (1997), p. 666. Molesworth's name and address in Naples are also pencilled on the verso of a design for a mausoleum Soane produced for the Bishop of Derry in 1779. (SM Drawer 45/1/11).

Binding C18th Italian vellum, gilt-tooled and red- and black-stained spine-title and volume number compartments.

Reference Number 1335


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