Item nr. 169944 Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours, Paolo FARINATI.
Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours,
Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours,
Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours,
Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours,

Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours,


FARINATI, Paolo. Diverses Figures a l'eau forte de petits Amours, Anges vollants, et Enfans, popre a mettre fur frontons pportes et autres lieux. Contents includes engraved title-page followed by 29 full page engraved plates. Small oblong folio, 200 x 255 mm, bound in contemporary half velum over marbled boards. Paris: Chez A. Bosse, 1644.

First Edition of this fine series of engravings by Abraham Bosse (1602-1676) after designs by Paulo Farinati (1524-1606), intended as a model book of architectural flourishes. Most are in the form of angelic puti, however, there is much in the way of grotesqurie toward the end. The suite would be reprinted by Jombert in 1736. Aside from a professional repair to the front fly-leaf, this copy remains in fine, unsophisticated condition.

PROVENANCE: From the library of the Earls of Macclesfield.

Cicognara 2028.

Item nr. 169944
Price: $3,750.00

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