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THE PAINTERS VOYAGE OF ITALY. In which all the famous Paintings of the most eminent Masters are particularised, as they are preserved in the several Cities of Italy.
London, printed for Tho. Flesher, 1679.. Chiefly relating to their Altar-pieces, and such other Paintings as are Ornamental in their Churches. And also, many choice Pictures, kept as Jewels, in the Palaces of particular persons. Whereunto is added that excellent Collection of Signior Septale, in his Closet at Milan...Written originally in Italian by Giacomo Barri a Venetian Painter. Englished by W. L., of Lincolns-Inne, Gent. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH 1679 of the author's 1671 Viaggio Pittoresco d'Italia, small 8vo, approximately 165 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, engraved allegorical frontispiece with 'W: Lodge sct et fecit' printed on it, a full page map of Italy after A8, full page portraits with background of Michaelangelo, Titian, Paulo Veronese, Pietro da Cortona, and Raphael, pages: [12 of 16], 159, [1], LACKING A1 AND A2, DIRECTIONS TO BINDER AND LICENSE TO PRINT LEAF, title page is A3, bound in full contemporary calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered dark red morocco label, edges stained red, front free endpaper replaced with old paper. Corners worn, upper cover slightly scraped at edges, edges of pastedowns and original free endpaper lightly browned, frontispiece trimmed at fore-edge with loss of circa 5 mm (¼") of image, title intact but missing 'W' and 'sct' of artist credit in lower left corner, small brown spot to lower edge, also showing on title page, another at fore-edge of title page, old ink inscription at top of title page and 'THE' written neatly in ink above title, many upper margins trimmed, often shaving running titles, a small ink 'x' to some margins, 3 pages with several, (60-61 and 81), 1 brief ink note, an occasional small unobtrusive stain, trimed copy otherwise a good sturdy copy, lacking 2 prelim leaves as noted. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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