DescriptionDi Giovanni Gherardo De Rossi. Nuove Favole. Rome: Stamperia Caetani, 1801. Krown & Spellman retail: $275. First Edition. 8vo. ¹1,a2,A-K8,L2. , 163pp. 1/4 red calf, pasteboard covers uncut with edge deckles, minor foxing, very good copy. Number 67 of an unspecified number of copies signed at the end. Engraved t.p. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
More Information: De Rossi (1754-1827) poet, dramatist, literary & art critic, antiquarian, writer on archaeology and biographer, he was intended by his father to go into banking but he preferred a literary life. He wrote a number of artist's lives for the Memorie per le belle arti (1785-88); and was a member of various literary circles. After 1798, he lived in Rome as the minister of finance of the Republic. Besides his literary works, he published a number of treatises on various points of archaeology. He was prolific and quite popular in his day, several of his works were printed by Bodoni. Hoefer 42:658-9.
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