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    Buonarroti's Magnificent Illustrated Study of
    Imperial Roman Coins

    Filippo Buonarroti. Osservazioni Istoriche Sopra Alcuni Medaglioni Antichi All' Altezza Serenissima Di CosimoIII. Granduca Di Toscana. Rome: Dominico Antonio Ercole, 1698.
    First edition. Quarto. ¶4, a-b4,c6,A-3N4,3O6. [8], xxviii, 495, [1] page. Engraved title page, by Pietro Santo Bartoli, engraved vignette on title page, engraved head- and tail-pieces, initials, coin and other engravings in the text, three engraved double-page plates, folding portrait of Augustus (torn at fold with old repair), thirty full-page engraved plates (twenty-nine of coins) by Franciscus Andreoni. Contemporary vellum over boards, title in manuscript on spine, vellum lightly soiled, small hole in vellum exposing back board; bookplate of Baron Northwick (John Rushout, 1769-1859, famous art collector and friend of Gibbon, Nelson, Hamilton, Payne Knight, etc.); some light foxing and dampstains, some offsetting on folding plates, fold tears on two of the folding plates; generally a very nice copy. Dekesel 17th, B289. Lipsius 63. Brunet 29620. Cigcognara 2782. Ebert 3152. Graesse I,573. OIlschki, Choix IX,12894 "Ouvrage rare et estimé." From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Filippo Buonarroti. Osservazioni Istoriche Sopra Alcuni Medaglioni Antichi All' Altezza Serenissima Di CosimoIII. Granduca Di Toscana. Rome: Dominico Antonio Ercole, 1698.

    First edition. Quarto. ¶4, a-b4,c6,A-3N4,3O6. [8], xxviii, 495, [1] page. Engraved title page, by Pietro Santo Bartoli, engraved vignette on title page, engraved head- and tail-pieces, initials, coin and other engravings in the text, three engraved double-page plates, folding portrait of Augustus (torn at fold with old repair), thirty full-page engraved plates (twenty-nine of coins) by Franciscus Andreoni. Contemporary vellum over boards, title in manuscript on spine, vellum lightly soiled, small hole in vellum exposing back board; bookplate of Baron Northwick (John Rushout, 1769-1859, famous art collector and friend of Gibbon, Nelson, Hamilton, Payne Knight, etc.); some light foxing and dampstains, some offsetting on folding plates, fold tears on two of the folding plates; generally a very nice copy.                                      

    Filippo (1661-1733) descendant of Michelangelo Buonarrotti, antiquarian, senator of Florence, wrote this work based on the collection of ancient art of Cardinal Gasparo di Carpegna. It made his reputation as a scholar. "L'auteur fait briller dans cette second partie une erudition aussi profonde et aussi sure que dans la premiere." - Biographie Universelle XVI, 274.      

    Dekesel 17th, B289. Lipsius 63. Brunet 29620. Cigcognara 2782. Ebert 3152. Graesse I,573. OIlschki, Choix IX,12894 "Ouvrage rare et estimé."



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