BELLORI, Giovanni Pietro


BELLORI, Giovanni Pietro. Le Vite de’ Pittori, Scultori et Architetti moderni.

Roma, Mascardi, 1728.




£ xxx


4to (25 x 18 cm). (7), 394, (1). Roman letters with some italics, occasional Greek. Fifteen full-page illustrations, with thirteen portraits and two schemes for human proportions. Bookplate of art historian Michael Jaffé (1923 – 1997) on first free e-p. Pencil annotations by Jaffé throughout and on second free e-p. Some foxing and occasional soiling near the margins, otherwise a clean and fine copy. Clearly visible watermark with an open hand and initials S. L. on second free e-p.  Bound in a C19th leather binding inscribed with the coat of arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet – a Scottish Association of solicitors -, in use between 1831 and 1836.