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Albrizzi Giovanni Battista (1698-1777)
FORESTIERO ILLUMINATO... GIOVANNI BATTISTA ALBRIZZI 1761 Rare Venice Guidebook
Venice, Italy: Giambatista Albrizzi, 1761. Good to very good condition. [ALBRIZZI, Giovanni Battista (1698-1777); Zucchi, Francesco (1692-1764); Filosi, Giuseppe]. Forestiere illuminato intorno le cose più rare, e curiose, antiche, e moderne della città di Venezia, e dell' isole circonvicine; con la descrizione delle chiese, monisterj, ospedali, tesoro di S. Marco, fabbriche pubbliche, pitture celebri, e di quanto v'è di più riguardevole. Opera adornata di molte bellissime vedute in rame delle fabbriche più cospicue di questa metropoli. In Venezia [Venice]: Presso Giambattista Albrizzi Q. Gir., MDCCLXI [1761]. Hardcover. Reprint. Leather-bound. Thick octavo (170 x 110mm), pp. (18), 343, (9 index) + 42 unpaginated plates. Signatures: *2 a⁸ A-Y⁸ [including initial and terminal blanks]. Original Italian text. Handsomely rebound in half calf; five raised bands; twin red morocco lettering-pieces; gilt rules, tooling and titling. Untrimmed fore edge. Engraved frontispiece. Title-page with woodcut printer's device. Double page copper-engraved birds eye view of Venice bound-in after the introduction. Forty engraved plates by F. Zucchi (twenty-five double page). Capitals and some decorative initials. Index to rear. Bookplates to front pastedown. Condition: GOOD to VERY GOOD. The binding is very secure and the covers very clean indeed. The textblock shows some light browning, however it remains largely clean. The double page engraved view of Venice and the double engraved plate of the church of S. Nicolo di Castello and the Capuchin monastery of S. Antonio Abate at p. 86 are not … [Click Below for Full Description]
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