first edition Period full vellem binding with title hand-inked to spine
1728 · Rome
by Martini, Joseph [also Giuseppe. fl. 1705 - 1728]
Rome: Typis, & Sumptibus Antonii de Rubeis in Via Seminarii Romani, 1728. 2nd edition of the Theatrum; 1st edition of the Appendix. Period full vellem binding with title hand-inked to spine. Vellum soiled, with some wear to spine crown. Gutter break prior to Appendix title leaf. A Very Good copy.. , 154, ; 134, [2 (blank)], 168 pp. Appendix with numerous textual cancels [paste-overs]. Theatrum: 33 copperplate engravings (Duplicate III D2r [not in List of Plates]; Plate X [F3v] actually a duplicate Plate XI [no Plate X herein]. Plate 27 inserted. Appendix: 7 copperplate engravings [6 full page]. 4 intratextual cuts. Title leaf device. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. Folio. 16-3/4" x 11". Appendix: Index leaf an inserted single, erroneously prior to A1; A3 mis-signed A2.
The work a detailed architectual study of the cathedral, baptistry and “leaning tower” of Pisa. OCLC records just 7 institutional holdings of the Appendix.
(Inventory #: 36242)