PLAUTINE PLAYS FROM THE LIBRARY OF AN ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT Plautinae viginti comediae emendatissimae cum accuratissima ac luculentissima interpraetatione doctissimorum virorum Petri Vallae Placentini ac et Bernardi Saraceni Veneti.
Venice, Simone Bevilacqua for Marco Firmiano, 17 September 1499.
PALLADIO’S VITRUVIUS De architectura libri decem, cum commentariis … multis aedificiorum, horologiorum, et machinarum descriptionibus, & figuris, una cum indicibus copiosis, auctis & illustratis.
Venice, Francesco Franceschi & Johann Criegher, 1567.
GRANDIOSE GARDENS Li giardini di Roma con le loro piante, alzate e vedute in prospettiva, disegnate ed intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda. Nuovamente dati alle stampe ...
Rome, Gio. Giacomo de Rossi, [early eighteenth century?].
SOUTHEY’S COPY, WITH A LONG NOTE Altare Christianum: or, the dead Vicar’s Plea. Wherein the Vicar of Gr. being dead, yet speaketh, and pleadeth out of Antiquity, against him that hath broken downe his Altar. Presented, and humbly submitted to the consideration of his Superiours, the Governours of our Church.
London, Printed by Richard Badger. 1637.
UNRECORDED SALUZZO BODONI IMPRINT [BODONI.]
D. Francesco Giacinto Rovero Cavaliere di Piea, e della Sagra Religione, ed Ordine Militare de’ Santi Morizio, e Lazaro, Colonnello di Cavalleria, e Commandante della Città, e Provincia di Saluzzo per Sua Maestà. [Incipit:] Ad effetto di proccurare col mantenimento del buon ordine la pubblica tranquillità, restando opportuno di rendere nuovamente pubblici li Provvedimenti, che ad un tal fine sono diretti.
Very rare survival, apparently unrecorded, of this bill of public order laws printed by Giovandomenico Bodoni at Saluzzo.
Urbis Romae topographia.
First illustrated edition (third overall), showing the archaeology and antiquities of Rome as known in the sixteenth century. First published in octavo by Antonio Blado in 1534 and reprinted at Lyons by Sébastien Gryphe later the same year, Marliani’s topography of Rome remained the foremost work on the subject over the following two centuries. This considerably revised edition, the first to be printed in folio, was accompanied for the first time by a series of large woodcuts, providing a comprehensive visual record of ancient structures and sculptures in Rome. Particularly noted are the double-page map of Rome, signed by the calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino, and the full-page woodcut of the Laocoön, whose excavation Marliani had witnessed in 1506.
Catalogo istorico de’ pittori e scultori ferraresi e delle opere loro con in fine una nota esatta delle piu celebri pitture delle chiese di Ferrara.
First edition of the most important source book on artistic life in Ferrara then published. Cesare Citadella (1732–1809), a painter, priest, and curator of the natural history cabinet affiliated to Ferrara University, compiled his work by using the unpublished manuscript of Girolamo Baruffaldi who had assembled material on Ferrara’s artists in the earlier eighteenth century (cf. Comolli, Bibliografia (1788) I, pp. 209-216). There is, however, much original work by Citadella, who gives a chronological account of Ferrara painters, sculptors, and engravers. Each Life is followed by a long list of the artist’s works to be found in Ferrara; the artistic output is critically evaluated. Baruffaldi’s book was not published until 1844-46.