Auction 408 / Lot n° 2324

CONDIVI, Ascanio (1525-1574) - Vita di Michelagnolo Buonarroti pittore scultore architetto. Florence: Gaetano Albrizzi, 1746. Second edition corrected and enlarged with various annotations and commentaries. A finer edition than the first published in 1553. The copy of the publisher Gustavo Galletti and of the art historian Pietro Toesca. Folio (314 x 210mm). Half-title, engraved vignette on title, portrait of Michelangelo and 3 engraved plates, a full-page engraved illustrations and other small engravings in the text. Contemporary speckled calf, title in gilt on red morocco label, red marbled edges (light rubbing). Provenance: "Al Nobilissimo Signor Marchese Dante" (early inscription on half-title) - Gustavo Galletti (1805-1868, publisher; stamp on title) - Pietro Toesca (1877-1962, art historian; ex libris). The lot is accompanied by an export license.

Estimate 300.00 - 500.00€

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