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The History of Painting In Italy, From The Period of The Revival of The Fine Arts, to the End of The Eighteenth Century;

By Abate Luigi Lanzi; Thomas Roscoe (translator)

1847-1868

Henry G. Bohn : London

7" by 5"

viii, 544pp; vi, 537pp;

 

 

 

DETAILS

A complete six volume set of Lanzi's monumental work on Italian painting, bound in three volumes and translated into English by the renowned English author and translator Thomas Roscoe.

Within this work, Lanzi describes the Schools of Art in Italy and their development. This work was a huge success, translated into numerous different languages with many critics praising Lanzi for his widespread learning, his masterful grasp of his subject, and also the classic simplicity of his language in the work. Hence, this work led Lanzi to be widely considered as the father of modern Italian artistic historiography, and a renowned authority on the subject. A mixed edition set, bound in a signed Bickers uniform polished calf binding: Volume I is a 'New edition, revised', published in 1852. Volume II is a 'New edition, revised', published in 1868. Volume III is a 'New edition, revised', published in 1847. This set includes the following volumes: Volume I: Containing the Florentine, Sienese, and Roman Schools. Volume II: Containing the Schools of Naples, Venice, Lombardy, Mantua, Modena, Parma, Cremona, and Milan. Volume III: Containing the Schools of Bologna, Ferrara, Genoa, and Piedmont, with the Indexes. With a black and white portrait frontispiece to each volume.

CONDITION

Rebound in a signed Bickers polished calf binding with marbled endpapers and textblock. Externally rubbed with handling marks to boards and spine. Hinges reinforced to all volumes. Binders stamp to verso of front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but bright and clean, with the odd spot to the occasional page. Offsetting to endpapers. Slight loss to upper fore edge of second front free-endpaper, volume I.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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