1821. Two volumes, reprinted Cosenza, 1960. PB 415 pages + xii + 333 pages + lxxvii. 130 x 200mm.
This catalogue of 4800 books on archaeology and art history collected by Cicognara, an art historian is essentially a bibliography of the pre-1820 literature on these subjects. The author gives bibliographical and critical notes for each of the works. It is still a useful and quoted reference. The collection is now in the Vatican. There are chapters on copper and wood engravings, theatrical architecture, sculpture, fete books, costumes, emblems, mythology, roman baths, biblical illustration, music, and much else besides.
The previous owner of these two volumes loved and used them so much that the spines of both volumes are very chipped and partially missing and the cover of vol. 2 is almost detached.
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