8vo, 2 vols in one, pp. viii, 222, errata leaf; viii, 225, ; first titlepage waterstained with an old indelible conventual stamp and some paper abrasions, contemporary quarter calf, red and blue labels, gilt.
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Le Belle Arti.
First edition in book form, reprinted from the Giornale Enciclopedico di Napoli, with some additional material in an appendix to the second volume. The first volume is on the music and musicians of Naples, the second volume deals with Neapolitan painters up to the eighteenth century.
Not in Cicognara, Vinet, or Schlosser-Magnino. NUC locates a single copy at Cornell.
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