Le Arti che Vanno per Via Nella Città di Venezia: Inventate ed Incise da Gaetano Zompini, Aggiuntavi una Memoria di Detto Autore
by Zompini, Gaetano
Unpag. publication including pictorial frontispiece, decorative title, index leaf, and (2) pp. "Memoria", followed by 60 engraved plates depicting the lively street life of Venice in the mid-eighteenth century, with various craftsmen, merchants, artisans, laborers, and street entertainments, each plate with a rhyming verse in the Venetian dialect identifying the figures, later (19th cent.?) English translations pasted below each plate impression. Occasional light spotting and smudges, foxing to orig. flyleaves. Later 19th-century three-quarter calf, the spine, hinges and corners scuffed and worn. Folio. Venice 1785. Ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan, small armorial plate on front pastedown. The present copy is a well-preserved edition of Zompini's best known work, with wide margins and fresh impressions. (Inventory #: 48042)
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