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Title: Storia delle Arti del Disegno presso gli Antichi. Tradotto dal Tedesco con note originali degli editori. ( 2 vols - first edition ).
Description: .: Milano, Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, 1779, 2 vols. in-4, 27 x 20,5 cm, LXIV pp + 347 pp ; 355 pp + (5) nn pp + 18 engraved plates h.t. ( 6 folding) ; numerous text engravings, medaillons and vignettes. Bound in contemporary uniform full mottled calf, raised gilt spine with double title labels. double gilt fillets on both covers, marbled endpapers; edges painted blue. Ninding with some traces of use. Upper outer joint of volume 2 weal and partly broken with the loss of leather at the top. Interior very fine and stainless, printed on strong paper. Still a fine copy. With the rubber stamp ex-libris of V.F. Lambinet. First edition of the first Italian translation of Winkelmann. It is preceded with a 54 pp eulogy by Heyse. Allthough the work pretends to be a history of the art of drawing in the classical world it turns out to be rather a theoretical study on the Fine Arts ( Vinet). Cicognara 59. Vinet 1255. .


Price: EUR 1500.00 = appr. US$ 1630.27 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 52591