SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[ITALIAN]
Nuovi Ritratti di Alcune Belle...

Published
Milan: Presso Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1823.
Plates
11
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Value
0-5000
Published
Milan: Presso Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1823.
Ref
1445

[New portraits of beautiful women] 12mo. 10 stipple engraved colour plates with tissue guards, all with hand colouring as issued in quarter cloth over modern marbled boards; marbled spine and endpapers; title in gilt to spine; MS signature and inscription to prelim: "R.W. Norman, This book belonged to my Mother - March 1846". All the ladies engraved have a mask to obscure their identities. Coloured plates in order: 1. Coloured vignette title page. 2. Amaranta. 3. Rosmunda. 4. Ezilda. 5. Teodolinda. 6. Ismene. 7. Desdemona. 8. Corinna. 9. Erminia. 10. Fiordiligi. 11. Aglaja.