Auction 458 / Lot n° 147

BOSSOLI, Carlo - Album storico artistico. 1859 Guerra d'Italia [solo II parte]. Paris and Turin: C. Perrin, 1860. First edition of this work on the italian Risorgimento. Second part only, oblong folio (244 x 335mm). Lithographic frontispiece with a scene of the Assedio of Pescara and 39 chromolithographic plates, a facsimile of the declaration of Napoleon on blue background, 2 maps and 20 portraits in seppia, text within decorative coloured border (some foxing and staining, heavier on portraits). Contemporary half roan over wooden board (worn, spine preserved but detached, text block divived in two). The text leaves after the frontispiece begin with the "prefezione" [pp.3-4], "la guerra d'Italia nel 1859" [pp. 5]-118 and two pp. of plate index. We are unsure if pp. 1-2 are the lithographic frontitpiece or if the work might be missing a frontispiece.

Estimate 300 - 500€

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