Auction 458 / Lot n° 32

[MODENA] - MURATORI, Lodovico Antonio (1672-1750) - Delle antichità estensi ed italiane. Modena: Stamperia Ducale, 1717-1740. A good copy of the first edition of a history of the noble Italian family of Este, 'un des meilleurs ouvrages de son savant et infatigable auteur' (Brunet III, 1950). Complete of the two volumes published many years apart. 2 volumes, folio (360 x 240mm). Engraved frontispiece by Maria Francia Bono after Antonio Consetti, woodcut vignette on title of vol. I and engraved in vol. II with portrait of the dedicatee by Giuseppe Benedetti after Domenico Maria Fratta, woodcut initials, 13 genealogical tables and many others in text, preliminaries of vol. II signed [ast]-2[ast]⁴ [-2ast⁴] as in other copies examined and in the digitized copy of the Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze, but unlike SBN (occasional light spotting). Contemporary vellum, title on spine label (light staining and spine chipped). Provenance: Ignatius Zanardi (bookplate). (2)

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 150 - 250

Sold € 350