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2019-01-12 08:38:36
(Cavalieri, Giovanni Battista)
Effigies Romanorum Pontificum a S. Petro ad Pium VI ... æneis tabulis expressæ, ordine chronologico digestæ ... singulis præmissa accuratissima eorumdem chronotaxi ex Gravesonio, aliisque auctoribus, 2 volumes (1775, 250 colored portraits)
Bassani (Bassano) & Venice: Remondini. 2 volumes, published 1775, large 8vo, vellum, the first volume has 31 pp. text, 127 plates, the second volume has 30 pp. text, 123 plates, for a total of 250 engraved portraits of all the popes up to Pius VI, who was made Pope in 1775 and reigned until 1799, all plates have contemporary (that is, 18th century) HAND COLORING, very rare thus. Good set, some wear and wrinkling to vellum bindings, the 11th plate (S. Pio I d'Acquileja) has some loss to the image, and the plates of the second volume show a faint tide mark from old damp staining to bottom margin and occasionally to the top outer corner, but the coloration and images remain vibrant and bright. Very uncommon with such coloring. Good.
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