Iconologia del Cavaliere Cesare Ripa Perugino. Notabilmente accresciuta d’Immagini, di Annotazioni, e di Fatti. Dall’Abate Cesare Orlandi.

  • Ripa, Cesare
  • Perugia: Nella Stamperia di Piergiovanni Costantini 1764

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Description

5 vols., 4to, pp. xlviii, 431, [1] + frontispiece and 1 other plate; [iv], 447, [1]; [iv], 495, [1]; [iv], 471, [1]; [iv], 460. Hundreds of engravings contained within text. Untrimmed in original carta rustica, manuscript paper labels to spines. Foxed and spotted, a few gatherings showing signs of damp or marginal worming (from when the book was in sheets), one or two edge tears. Bindings soiled and stitching loosening, spine of vol. 1 partially defective, several flyleaves excised. Index in each vol. supplemented with numerous additional entries (and sometimess sections) in a neat contemporary hand.

Notes

One of the fullest editions of this important emblem book, first published (without illustrations) in 1593 and much expanded by the author and subsequent editors thereafter. This edition, featuring over 370 engravings, was produced by the writer and historian Cesare Orlandi (1734-1779).

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