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  1. 2 vols, 12mo (185 x 115 mm); engraved frontispiece to each vol. and a further 11 plates including 2 folding, mild, marginal corner creases to some leaves, small pinholes to lower corner of p. 156 and one corner chipped to p. 38 in vol. i, printer's error omits pagination of pp. 265 - 268 in vol. ii but text still complete, all in all exceptionally clean and bright; modern half calf over marbled boards gilt, lettering pieces to spines, most attractive; x, [2], 237, [1]; [6], 299, [1] pp.

  2. First edition; large 4to (34.5 x 28 cm); 2pp. subscriber's lists, 48 hand-coloured plates (44 aquatint views by Havell, Stadler, Bluck and others after Westall, Mackenzie, Pugin and others, 4 stipple and line engraved costume plates), some slight offsetting, green silk endpapers, a.e.g.; finely bound in orange morocco, doublures with green silk, boards gilt ruled with floral detail to corners, spine in six parts with raised bands, a little faded, gilt title and tooling, an excellent copy.

  3. First edition; folio (52.5 x 37 cm); twenty aquatints, comprising uncoloured frontispiece and 8 plates (one tinted sepia plate, seven hand-coloured, including 2 double-page), five with overslips (two of the five with two overslips each), and eleven vignettes (one tinted in sepia and three hand-coloured), two with overslips, occasional marks and finger-soiling to some margins, the final folding pate with neat repair to fold, modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, a very good copy.

  4. Third edition; 4 volumes, folio, 60 colour plates (with captioned tissue-guards) after Shirley Slocombe, numerous black & white plates and illustrations within text, publisher's red cloth gilt, slight fading to spine heads, otherwise fine and bright, original drab printed dust-wrappers, faded with minor defects and soiling, otherwise very good and internally fine.

  5. First edition, 4to, pp. [4], list of plates, 159, 76 handcoloured aquatints including frontispiece, 5 folding, one with short split to fold, later maroon straight-grained morocco gilt, an excellent example.

  6. Four volumes folio (53 x 40.5 cm). Vol. I: pp. iv ('Prefazione' and 'Imprimatur' leaf dated '25 Gennaro 1756' with list of Piranesi's publications verso), pp.(iv) Avviso al publico. 25 Augusto 1756. pp.(ii) Milord. Febbraio 1757.pp.40, pp. xi ('Spiegazione' and 'Osservazioni'), pp.iii ('Indice, O Sia Spiegazione'), pp.iv ('Indice'), pp.iii ('Indice'), pp.(ii) ('Repertorio'). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Piranesi by Polanzani, printed title, engraved double-page dedication plate with text 'Utilitati Publicae' (second state after the removal of 'Lord Charlemont'), Piranesi's text and 44 engraved plates plus 1 map, of which 5 are double-page, 1 large folding plate on two sheets, 2 folding plates on 1 sheet and 30 single page plates with two images;
    Vol. II: engraved title, engraved double-page frontispiece and engraved list of subjects and 60 engraved plates, numbered I - LXIII (including title, frontispiece and list of subjects), of which 44 are double-page and one large double-page folding plate on 2 sheets;
    Vol. III: engraved title and engraved double-page frontispiece and 52 plates, numbered I - LIV (including title and frontispiece), of which 42 are double-page and one large double-page folding plate on 2 sheets (four plates are by Girolamo Rossi and one by an anonymous artist);
    Vol. IV: engraved title, engraved double-page frontispiece and engraved list of subjects and 57 plates.
    Sheet size (double-page): c.725 x 520 mm (or the reverse). Watermarks examined include the shiled with sword and fleur-de-lys (Robison 61), a fleur-de-lys with initials (Robison 20 / 21), a fleur-de-lys within a single circle (Robison 18 / 19) however the majority of those present appear to be the fleur-de-lys within a double circle (Robison 33 / 35).
    Full contemporary polished calf, rebacked, boards with triple-ruled borders and floral corner pieces in gilt, banded spines with gilt tooling and black leather label with gilt title in nine compartments, turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Repairs to edges and corners. An excellent example.

  7. Landscape folio (390 x 58 cm), etched title and 50 etched and engraved plates of the villas of Tuscany after Zocchi by Piranesi and others, mostly Italian, occasional very minor soiling, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label, neat repairs to joints and edges.

  8. Landscape folio (30 x 42.2 cm), engraved title, dedication to Doge Luigi Mocenigo dated 27 May 1703, 103 numbered etched views by Carlevaris, puncture marks to the centre-verso of plate 103 running through to plate 95, with associated small holes to plates 100-103, occasional faint soiling and browning, contemporary panelled calf, gilt spine with red morocco label, speckled edges; rebacked preserving spine.

  9. Large folio (51.8 x 38.7cm.), 3 volumes in one, half-title, engraved frontispiece, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece to dedication, engraved portrait of the author by Vermeulen after Le Blon, double-page engraved map, engraved illustrations, woodcut initials, 146 engraved plates (46+50+50), one double-page.

    [WITH] BARBAULT, Jean. Vues des Plus Beaux Restes des Antiquités Romaines telles quelles subsistent encore à Rome et en Divers Endroits de l'Italie... I (-II) cahier. Rome: Boucher & Gravier, 1770, 2 parts in one, titles printed in red and black, 30 engraved plates (15+15), without parts 3-5.

    Together 5 parts in one volume, contemporary catspaw calf, gilt fillet border, spine gilt in compartments.

  10. First edition, 4to (35 x 26 cm), 81 pp., stamp on title-page, with 17 (4 folding) copper plates (five plates by Antonio Visentini), all numbered, some spotting throughout, bound in contemporary green morocco backed boards, some wear.

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