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Presentation Roman binding.- Chiavelloni (Vincenzo)
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Presentation Roman binding.- Chiavelloni (Vincenzo) Discorsi della musica, first edition, fine engraved additional pictorial title depicting Zeus, Athena, and Hephaestus by Carlo Cesio, woodcut device to printed title, head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials, errata f. at end, stained and spotted, lower hinge repaired, handsome richly gilt vellum over boards with the arms of Bishop Bernardino Rocci, triple ruled to a panel design, outer border with gilt roll of interlacing tendrils, second with gilt stars, stylised geometrical tools, small eagles to corners, central panel with arabesque corner-pieces, rosettes and arms within decorative interlacing tendrils, flat spine with two rolls of interlacing tendrils, ink title at head, a few small stains and some marking, g.e., 4to (binding 254 x 180mm.), Rome, Ignatio de Lazeri, 1668.

⁂ A handsome presentation copy of the rare first and only edition of this important work on the theory of music by Chiavelloni, Canon of the Cathedral of Rieti, and member of the Roman Accademia degli Infecondi. The binding reprises the exquisite style of the Andreoli workshop in Rome, who had been the official binders for the Vatican Library since 1665. Similar (though not identical) tooling can be found on Legatura romana barocca n.71 (1670). The arms are those of bishop and future cardinal Bernardino Rocci (1627-1680), who had been made a bishop on 22nd April, 1668, and was the head of the afore-mentioned academy.

Provenance: 'Bibliothecae Petri Buoninsegni Senis 1814'. Pietro Buoninsegni was a Sienese gentleman, who owned an important private library at the turn of the 19th century; 'Landau 16654'. Baron Horace de Landau (1824-1903) was the representative of the Rothschild bank in Turin, and a renowned collector and bibliophile. He accumulated c.60,000 books and manuscripts - one of the finest private collections in Europe. After his death, the collection was preserved and enlarged by his niece Jenny Ellenberger-Finaly, and eventually dispersed in 1949. (Bookplates to front pastedown).
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Presentation Roman binding.- Chiavelloni (Vincenzo)

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Presentation Roman binding.- Chiavelloni (Vincenzo) Discorsi della musica, first edition, fine engraved additional pictorial title depicting Zeus, Athena, and Hephaestus by Carlo Cesio, woodcut device to printed title, head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials, errata f. at end, stained and spotted, lower hinge repaired, handsome richly gilt vellum over boards with the arms of Bishop Bernardino Rocci, triple ruled to a panel design, outer border with gilt roll of interlacing tendrils, second with gilt stars, stylised geometrical tools, small eagles to corners, central panel with arabesque corner-pieces, rosettes and arms within decorative interlacing tendrils, flat spine with two rolls of interlacing tendrils, ink title at head, a few small stains and some marking, g.e., 4to (binding 254 x 180mm.), Rome, Ignatio de Lazeri, 1668.

⁂ A handsome presentation copy of the rare first and only edition of this important work on the theory of music by Chiavelloni, Canon of the Cathedral of Rieti, and member of the Roman Accademia degli Infecondi. The binding reprises the exquisite style of the Andreoli workshop in Rome, who had been the official binders for the Vatican Library since 1665. Similar (though not identical) tooling can be found on Legatura romana barocca n.71 (1670). The arms are those of bishop and future cardinal Bernardino Rocci (1627-1680), who had been made a bishop on 22nd April, 1668, and was the head of the afore-mentioned academy.

Provenance: 'Bibliothecae Petri Buoninsegni Senis 1814'. Pietro Buoninsegni was a Sienese gentleman, who owned an important private library at the turn of the 19th century; 'Landau 16654'. Baron Horace de Landau (1824-1903) was the representative of the Rothschild bank in Turin, and a renowned collector and bibliophile. He accumulated c.60,000 books and manuscripts - one of the finest private collections in Europe. After his death, the collection was preserved and enlarged by his niece Jenny Ellenberger-Finaly, and eventually dispersed in 1949. (Bookplates to front pastedown).

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