SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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GIRONI, Robustiano.
Le Danze dei Greci...

Published
Milan: Dall'imperiale regia stampatore, 1820.
References
Blackmer 693 (second edition); not in Cicognara
Plates
6
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Milan: Dall'imperiale regia stampatore, 1820.
Ref
527

FIRST EDITION. one of 80 copies only printed Folio (34 x 25 cm. approx.) [10] 68pp. Six fine hand-coloured plates by Bonatti; original orange-glazed boards; pink paper spine and corners; corners are worn, else a fine copy. A SCARCE, limited edition commemorates Archduke Rainier's marriage to Elisabetta Francesca di Savoja-Carignano. Gironi was an archaeologist and bibliographer who traced the origins of contemporary Greek dancing to depictions of dance on ancient Greek vases. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. 2. Danze Sacre. 3. Danze Guerresche. 4. Danze di Teatro. 5. Danze Dimestiche. 6. Danze de' Greci Moderni.