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Fossati, Giorgio (1706-1778) Raccolta di Varie Favole Delineate, ed Incise in Rame.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
261
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Fossati, Giorgio (1706-1778) Raccolta di Varie Favole Delineate, ed Incise in Rame. Venice: Carlo Pecora, 1744. Six large quarto volumes in three [together with] an additional large-paper copy of volume six; the six-volume set illustrated with 216 full-page plates that depict the action in the fable; the extra copy of the sixth volume with thirty-six plates; the plates in volumes one and two printed in green ink; plates in volumes three and four printed in red; those in volumes five and six printed in black; plates present, lacking two titles and four leaves of allegories; plates in the extra volume six printed in red, blue, green, and brown; six volumes in three bound in full contemporary parchment over boards, middle volume with damage to the spine, 11 1/2 x 8 in.; extra volume six disbound, untrimmed throughout, ex libris Oscar Camponovo, with his bookplate, 12 1/2 x 9 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

French title page in volume one supplied in facsimile; I: [pi]1, *4, A-E4, F2, lacking * (the allegories for each fable); II: [pi]4, A-F4; III: [pi]4, A-I4, K2; IV: [pi]4, A-F4, G6; V: [pi]4, A-F4, G6; VI: [[pi]4, A-D4, E2; large-paper copy of vol. VI: [pi]3 (title in French only); A-D4, E2.


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Keywords

Oscar Camponovo, Carlo Pecora, Book design, Bookplate

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