Catalogo ragionato dei Libri d’Arte et d’Antichità, posseduti dal Conte Cicognara. Leopoldo CICOGNARA, Conte.

An Essential Bibliography of Archeology & Art

Catalogo ragionato dei Libri d’Arte et d’Antichità, posseduti dal Conte Cicognara.

xiv, 415 pp.; xiv, one leaf, 333, lxxvii, [1] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled boards (minor wear & foxing), uncut, orange & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Pisa: N. Capurro, 1821.

First edition of “the catalogue of the vast library on archaeology and art history collected by Cicognara, himself a notable art historian. It is tantamount to a bibliography of the pre-1820 literature on these subjects, owing to the detailed bibliographical and critical notes to the 4,800 works, and is still frequently consulted and quoted.”–Grolier Club, Bibliography, 121.

In 1824, Cicognara (1767-1834), sold the entire library to Pope Leo XII, who incorporated it into the Vatican Library.

Very good uncut set. From the library of Helmuth Domizlaff, the great German bookseller, with his discrete small stamp on each title.

Price: $2,750.00

Item ID: 6204

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