1830 Raccolta di Costumi Antichi
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First edition. With a beautifully engraved frontispiece. Containing one hundred plates by Bartolomeo Pinelli. Bartolomeo Pinelli (November 20, 1771 – April 1, 1835) was an Italian illustrator and engraver. Pinelli was born and died in Rome, the son of a religious statues modeller. Pinelli was educated first in Bologna and then at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He lived in a poor quarter of Rome. His son, Achille Pinelli, was a famous watercolourist in his own right. An extremely prolific artist, his illustrations depicted the costumes of the Italian people, the great epic poems and numerous other subjects, including popular customs. In general, the most recurring subject is Rome, the ancient city as well as the modern one: its inhabitants and its monuments. The plates in this volume are preceded by extensive notes by Signor Marchese Nicolo de Scarani, an honorary member of the Pontificia Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna.
In a decorative paper covered binding with leather spine label. Externally, rather worn with slight loss to head of front board. Marks to front board also. Internally, firmly bound, bright with occasional spots and slight marks, though most plates remain generally clean. Small repair to one plate.
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