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Lot 03275 |
Laugier Abate, "Storia della Repubblica di Venezia dalla sua fondazione sino al presente del sig. abate Laugier. Tradotta dal francese", Venezia, Carlo Palese & Gasparo Storti, 1767-1769. COMPLETE in 12 Volumes. 8vo, pp.372,  + 421,  + XL, 348,  + 458,  + 400,  + 460,  + 421, , + 513,  + 569,  + 499,  + 464, . Frontispiece on Vol.I: allegorical scene of enthroned Venice. Woodcut chapter ornaments & initials. First Italian edition of this famous history of Venice written by the theorist and historian of architecture Marc-Antoine Laugier. This history of Venice is considered among the most complete ever written. Uniform contemporary binding: Leather spines with title & volume number written in gilt on red & green leather strips. Marbled boards. Occasional spotting, light occasional external wear. Overall an excellent complete set.