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Catalogue of Antiquarian Books (before 1700)

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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V74262

Author Ferrarius, Octavius (Ottavio Ferrari 1607-1682)
Title DE RE VESTIARIA Libri Septem. Quatuor postremi nunc primum prodeunt: reliqui emendatiores & auctiores. Adiectis iconibus, quibus res tota oculis subijcitur. Quibus in hac nostra tertia editione accesserunt Analecta de Re Vestiaria, & Dissertatio de Veterum Lucernis Sepulchralibus.
PlacePub Patavi (Padua)
Publisher Petri Mariae Frambotti 3rd edition with large additions..
Date 1685
Illustrations Copperplates (frontis of 3 male figures & Minerva on architectural stage + 50 plates & 2 text illustratations by Ruffonus, Gio. Georg or unsigned.
Description Three Books in One quarto vellum-spined thin pasteboard covers (tips bumped covers damp marked). Engraved title + printed title with woodcut PFM printer's mark (Minerva with owl) +3 full page plates preceding dedication leaf +[6]ppprelims +261p; Titlepage to "Pars Altera Libri Quatuor" with larger PFM Minerva printer's mark signed DR +[6]pp prelims +213pp + [21]pp indices +"Analecta de Re Vestiaria sive exercitationes ad Albert Rubenius Commentarium, accessit dissertatio De Veterum Lucernis" with repeat of printer's mark of 1st titlepage +[10]pp prelims + 155pp +Titlepage to De Veterum Lucernis with printer's mark +39pp +[16]pp index + multi folding copy of a Latin inscription. Neat early MS note in Latin on flyleaf about placing of 2 plates.The plates sometimes back to back with some show-through, sometimes ex collation sometimes within count, numbers don't run consectutively. Eight leaves have neat minor marginalia, last 4 index leaves with worm hole affecting a few letters & a few others with marginal worm holes not touching text, some gatherings browned, tide marks from old dampness leaving residual ring marks, mostly marginal and those that intrude into the printed area don't hinder legibility. Pages throughout entirely uncut with good big margins and the paper strong and supple. This edition contains the Analecta and de Lucernis Sepulchralibus for the first time - there are thus 4 full titlepages. *The earliest major work on costumes and clothing of the Greeks and Romans, using statuary and classical written descriptions as source. The first volume was published in 1642, this edition is the first containing all Ferrari's works on this subject. The Analecta contains answers to a related work by Albert Rubens, son of the painter.
Booknumber V74262
Price Price: GBP 380.00 or USD 490.00
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