5 vols., 8vo, a fine set in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with two labels.
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Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, von ihrer Wiederauflebung bis auf die neusten Zeiten ...
First edition. Fiorillo began as a painter, studying in Rome and Bologna, but turned to art history and became a professor at the University of Gottingen and colleague of Lichtenberg, in 1781. His erudite survey of the art of painting throughout Europe was among the first to make use of medieval documentary sources. The fifth volume is devoted to art in England.
Cicognara 31; Schlosser-Magnino p. 481 (‘una vera miniera’).
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