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BODONI] - Prose e versi per onore la memoria di Livia Doria Caraffa. Parma: Giambattista Bodoni, 1784.A fine copy in red morocco of the first edition of this volume decorated with numerous engravings by Morghen and Bianchi. Brooks 250: "Beautiful book"; Brunet: "among the most beautiful books printed by Bodoni"; Renouard appreciates it for "the magnificence de l'exécution, the multitude des gravures and the rareté des exemplaires".4to (287 x 212mm). Frontispiece with portrait of the dedicatee in an architectural border, portrait of the Dedicatee engraved by Morghen, 6 full-page engraved plates, numerous engravings in text including headpieces, initials, endpieces, full-page illustrations and frames. Contemporary red morocco decorated in gilt on covers, on spines and edges, blue silk endpapers (extremities lighlty rubbed). Provenance: Calvin Bullock (1867-1944; bookplate). EN[BODONI] - Prose e versi per onore la memoria di Livia Doria Caraffa. Parma: Giambattista Bodoni, 1784.Excellent copy in red morocco of the first edition of this volume decorated with numerous engravings by Morghen and Bianchi. Brooks 250: "Beautiful book"; Brunet: "among the most beautiful books printed by Bodoni"; Renouard appreciates it for "la magnificence de l'exécution, la multitude des gravures et la rareté des exemplaires". 4to (287 x 212mm). Antiporta with a portrait of the dedicatee within an architectural frame, portrait of the dedicatee engraved in copper by Morghen, 6 full-page intaglio plates outside the text, numerous engravings in the text including heads, initials, endpapers, full-page illustrations and intaglio frames. Coeval red morocco decorated in gilt on the plates, spine and cuts, blue silk endpapers (minor defects to the extremities). Provenance: Calvin Bullock (1867-1944; exlibris).

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