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Rosellini, Ippolito I
MONUMENTI DELL'EGITTO E DELLA NUBIA. PISA: NICCOLÒ CAPURRO, 1832-1844
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50,00070,000
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148
Rosellini, Ippolito I
MONUMENTI DELL'EGITTO E DELLA NUBIA. PISA: NICCOLÒ CAPURRO, 1832-1844
Estimate
50,00070,000
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Rosellini, Ippolito I
MONUMENTI DELL'EGITTO E DELLA NUBIA. PISA: NICCOLÒ CAPURRO, 1832-1844
FIRST EDITION, 12 volumes (9 volumes text and 3 plate volumes), 8vo (240 x 150mm.), UNCUT, and folio (721 x 520mm.), plates: 3 volumes, half-titles, 395 engraved plates (numbered 1-169, 1- 135 and 1-86, with plate no.44 in volume one with 4 bis plates, and no.120 in vol.2 in 2 states, approximately 140 coloured by hand (varying from full colour to a few details), atlas in contemporary green morocco-backed boards by J. Wright (stamp in volume one and 2), spines richly gilt, all edges gilt, occasional spotting, bindings slightly rubbed with minor repairs, text: 14 folding plates and 44 full-page illustrations, contemporary vellum-backed boards, titles in manuscript on spines, minor spotting or browning, occasional worming to first volumes, slightly worn
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Free Public Library, Wigan, bookplates and blindstamps in plate volumes

Literature

Hilmy, II, 182; Gay 2218

Catalogue Note

A FINE SET OF THE PLATE VOLUMES, COMPLETE WITH THE RARE TEXT.
Ippolito Rosellini (1800-1843), considered the father of Italian Egyptology, studied under Jean-François Champollion, who he met in Florence in 1825 and later became a great friend and associate. In 1828 Rosellini accompanied Champollion on the Franco-Tuscan expedition to Egypt, which was financed by the grand duke of Tuscany, Leopoldo II (the dedicatee), and the king of France, Charles X. This work is the result of that expedition and is divided into 3 parts: Parte prima. Monumenti storici, atlas and text vol.1-4 in 5 volumes 1832-1841, 173 plates (plate 44 with 4 bis plates), text with 11 folding plates, 44 full-page illustrations, and publisher's leaf; Parte seconda. Monumenti civili, atlas and vol.1-3, 1834-1836, 136 plates (plate 120 in 2 states), text with 2 folding plates, 2 errata leaves and publisher's slip; Parte terza. Monumenti del culto, atlas and one vol. text, 1844, 86 plates, text with one plate and errata leaf at end.

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