4to., publisher’s grey card wrappers with black and red lettering, pp. , 133, , with numerous illustrations including portrait of Celio tipped in. Ex library (National Gallery Library, London), with stamps to front endpaper and half title, library shelfmark to foot of spine. Wrappers rubbed and slightly discolored, worn at extremities, hinges tender; otherwise very good. Contains facsimile of the Naples edition of Gaspare Celio’s itemization of works of art on public and private display in Rome, published in 1638; and Emma Zocca’s extensive notes and illustrations chosen for their pertinence to the text. Text in Italian.
CELIO, Gaspare; ZOCCA, Emma (ed.); GRASSI, Luigi (intro.)., Memoria delli nomi dell’artefici delle pitture che sono in alcune chiese, facciate, e palazzi di Roma. Fac simile della edizione del 1638 di Napoli. Introduzione e commento critico a cura di Emma Zocca., Electa, 1967
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