The best edition of his principal work

Cicognara, Leopoldo. Storia della scultura dal suo risorgimento in Italia fino al secolo di Canova. Edizione seconda.

Prato, Giachetti, 1823-1824.

7 vols. (8vo) and atlas (folio, c. 330 x 470 mm).). With engr. portrait frontispiece and 185 engr. plates. Splendid contemp. marbled half calf with double giltstamped green spine labels; richly gilt spine. The 185 plates stored loosely in original printed wrappers as issued.


Second edition of Leopoldo Cicognara's principal work, expanded to twice the size of the original edition; "still useful" (Arntzen/R.).

Wide-margined, untrimmed plates in original wrappers; slightly foxed; margins somewhat dusty. Attractively bound set of text volumes (clean and spotless throughout). From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elizabeth, with his shelfmark label.


Pollen 293. Arntzen/Rainwater H 85. Cf. Cicognara 18 (1813-18 ed.).

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