Auction 423 / Lot n° 584

GUASCO, Francesco Eugenio (1725-1798) - Delle ornatrici e de' loro uffizj. Naples: Giovanni Gravier, 1775. First edition of this curious monograph on the history of women's hairstyles, accompanied by many illustrations drawn from literary and iconographic sources. 4to (262 x 205mm). Woodcut initials and frames, 82 engraved illustrations (frontispiece restored, lacking *2 and χ1 [the last containing the Appendix], some wax stains, waterstaining at the end of the book). Half-calf (rubbed). Provenance: ex-libris on the endpaper of Count Antoine Facipecora Pavesi with the motto "Pour un desir".

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate € 300 - 400