Auction 423 / Lot n° 635

VASARI, Giorgio (1511-1574) - Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori et architetti. Bologna: Eredi di Evangelista Dozza, 1647. Fine edition of Vite by Vasari, edited by Manolessi with the portraits of the artists taken from the giuntina edition of 1568. 3 volumes, 4to (230 x 160mm). Allegorical frontispiece repeated in voll. I and III.1, woodcut initials and endpieces, numerous portraits within the text, in vol. III.2 colophon at 3E4 verso, in vol. I quire 2† placed after quire a and 358, 359 duplicated with different portrait of the artist but with the same text and with the first page 359 without text, blank 3Y4 verso in vol. III.1 and 3Y6 verso in vol. III.2 (half-title only in two volumes, 3Y4 in vol. III.1 restored in the bottom margin with probable lacking of printer's device, margins corroded by ink in quires V-X in vol. I, 3Y4 in vol. III.1 restored in the bottom half, widespread browning and spotting, foxing). Contemporary vellum in voll. I and III (= respectively parts I-II and III.2, lightly rubbed), calf with marbled edges in vol. II (= part III.1, rubbed and with front board detached). Provenance: manuscript ownership note on title in vol. III.2 "Bartholomei Spada". (3)

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate 300 - 500€

Sold 600€
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