Large 4to, pp. 40, with 16 engraved plates; light foxing to p. 40 and facing plate, otherwise a very good, clean copy; nineteenth-century half calf and marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers; extremities slightly rubbed, small abrasions to spine; old bookseller’s description pasted to front free endpaper.
Added to your basket:
Cenni sulla maniera di rinvenire i vasi fittili Italo-Greci. Sulla loro costruzione, sulle loro fabbriche più distinte e sulla progressione e decadimento dell’arte vasaria ... seconda edizione riveduta e corretta con l’aggiunta di nuove osservazioni.
Second, revised and enlarged edition (first 1831), illustrated with sixteen handsome engraved plates.
Raffaele Gargiulo (1785–1870) was an Italian curator and restorer of art at Naples’ Real Museo Borbonico, as well as an art dealer in the Naples antiques market. Much of his work involved the restoration of vases, which, following the techniques of the time, he would often repair in part by using shards from other vessels and in part by manufacturing further shards to fit. Here Gargiulo imparts some of his wisdom on these matters, offering an early description and discussion of the restoration of ancient Roman and Greek vases.
You may also be interested in...
Cerimonie piu’ notabili della messa privata; Cavate dalle rubriche del Missale, ed altri autori da un Sacerdote D.C.D.M. Coll’aggiunta di quelle della messa, e vespri solenni si pei vivi, che pei defunti, col modo di servire alla messa privata. Da un’Alunno del Seminario di Torino.
An apparently unrecorded edition of this uncommon treatise on the celebration of the mass and its associated rituals.
The dwellings of the labouring classes, their arrangement and construction, illustrated by a reference to the model houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes and other buildings recently erected, being an essay read January 21 1850 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With plans and elevations of dwellings adapted to towns, as well as to the agricultural and manufacturing districts.
First edition of one of the most important publications on philanthropic housing by the architect and housing reformer Henry Roberts (1803-1876).