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Adam, Robert (1728-1792) Ruins of the Diocletian Palace at Spalatro in Dalmatia

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Adam, Robert (1728-1792) Ruins of the Diocletian Palace at Spalatro in Dalmatia. [London]: Printed for the author, 1764.
First edition, folio, illustrated with the sixty-one plates (as called for) by Francesco Bartolozzi; Francesco, Antonio and Giuseppe Zucchi; Francis Patton; Paolo Santini; and other engravers, mostly after original drawings by Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820), plates vary in format and content, some are oversized folding, double page, full page, others smaller format with several used on the same page, printed throughout on thick paper, very good, one plate projecting beyond the fore-edge, this portion dusty, bound in full contemporary mottled calfskin, gold tooling in the corners of both boards, spine tooled in gilt, somewhat worn, marbled paper end leaves, binding somewhat scuffed, but generally intact and workable, 20 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

typographical title, a1, a-d1, B-S1. 33 pages; 61 plates.


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Diocletian Palace, London, Francesco Bartolozzi, Francis Patton, Giuseppe Zucchi, Paolo Santini, Antonio Zucchi

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