Auction 423 / Lot n° 618

RIPA, Cesare (1560?-1622) - Iconologia del cavaliere Cesare Ripa perugino. Perugia: Piergiovanni Costantini, 1764-67. Fundamental edition, richly illustrated, of Iconologia by Cesare Ripa, a complete repertoire of allegorical images and personifications of abstract concepts. 5 volumes, 4to (255 x 185mm). Titles with engraved allegorical vignette, portrait of the abbot Cesare Ripa and Cesare Orlandi on frontispieces in vol. I, numerous engraved vignette by Sforza Perini, engraved frames and initials, woodcut endpieces (widespread spotting and browning, waterstaining, wormholes and almost loose the book-block in voll. II, III, V -in particular X2-3, 2B2-3 in vol. II almost detached-, hole in H4, P2 in vol. III, small tear on V4 in vol. III, margin of π2 restored). Contemporary cardboard, marbled edges now discoloured (rubbed, stains, waterstaining). (5)

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate 280 - 350€

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