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PIETRO FEA’S PAINTINGS
AT TURIN’S PALAZZO CIVICO
WITH 4 ETCHINGS BY THE ARTIST


FEA, Pietro. Ragione ed intagli a contorno del dipinto eseguito ad ornamento dello scalone nel Palazzo della Città di Torino. Torino, Dalla Tipografia di Giuseppe Favale, 1824.

Rare first and only edition of a presentation work by the painter Pietro Fea da Casale (1771-1842) commemorating his designs for the ‘Scalone d’Onore’ in Turin’s Palazzo di Città (now know as the Palazzo Civico). The volume includes 4 fine full-page reproductive etchings executed by the artist himself and an essay in which he explains his aesthetic and iconographic program, providing a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual background of an important civic commission in early 19th-century Piedmont.
$1,450


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LITHOGRAPHED BY 2 WOMEN


JARRY DE MANCY, Adèle / LE BRETON, Jean-François. Le Dessin d’Après Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Méthode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d’Après Nature, dès la Première Leçon, par Mme Jerry de Mancy, Née Adèle le Breton, Peintre et Professeur…. Paris, for the author, 1831.

Extremely rare first edition (second issue, a year after the first) of this exposition of the drawing methods of Jean-François Le Breton, a respected drawing master in 19th century Paris. The present work is of particular interest, having been wholly composed and lithographed by two women, one of whom was Le Breton’s own daughter and pupil – and a drawing instructor and painter in her own right.
$2,250


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ONE OF THE FINEST
GERMAN ARTISTS-ARCHITECTURE WORKS
OF THE 16TH CENTURY.


JOHANN II OF PFALZ-SIMMERN; [RODLER, Hieronymus]. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der kunst des Messens, mit dem Zirkel, Richtscheidt oder Lineal. Zu nutz allen kunstliebhabern, fürnemlich den Malern, Bildhawern, Goldschmiden, Seidenstickern, Steynmetzen, Schreinern... Simmern, H. Rodler, 1531.

FIRST EDITION and a fine copy of this elaborately illustrated introduction to linear perspective, a cogent vernacular text which played a key role in disseminating Dürer’s projection method throughout Germany.
$28,500


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A ROMAN THEATER
TO MATCH THE GRANDEUR OF THE CITY ITSELF
WITH A DEDICATION BINDING OF POPE PIUS IX


[Architecture] LOVATTI, Conte Antonio. Progetto di un teatro municipale. . Rome, [1853].

Rare first and only edition of an 1853 project proposal – illustrated with 4 “magnificent engraved plates” (Jannattoni, p. 5) – by the architect Antonio Lovatti concerning the construction of a grand municipal opera house in the heart of Rome, here in a copy with a fine presentation binding carrying the gilt arms of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878).
$4,500


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“THE FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED SCENE DESIGNS”—HEWITT


SERLIO, Sebastiano. Il primo libro d'Architettura... Il Secondo Libro. . Paris, Jehan Barbé, 1545.

A tall copy of the first edition, first issue of the first two books of Serlio's general treatise, devoted to geometry, perspective and theatrical scenery, and as such considered "the first published account of modern theatrical practice" (Hewitt, The Renaissance Stage, p. 21).
$24,500


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