FINE ARTS -- MALVASIA, C.C. Felsina pittrice. Vite de pittori bolognesi. Bologna, heir of D. Barbieri, 1678. 2 vols. (16), 581, (1), (1 blank leaf); (4), 606, (2) pp. W. 43 woodcut medallion portrs. within leafy wreaths, 8 left blank, sev. full-p. ill. incl. details of the Caracci's paintings, their family tree and the tomb of Elisabetta Sirani, large emblematical representation of the city of Bologna repeated several times and sev. other smaller woodcut emblematical ill. in the text. 4°. Old. brds., uncut. (Bind. vol. 1 renewed, spine vol. 2 a bit torn/dam., some foxing in places).First edition of Malvasia's comprehensive work on Bolognese painters from the twelfth century to the death of Elisabetta Sirani in 1665. Particular valuable for containing the first biographies of the Caracci and Guido Reni, its importance also lies in its catalogue raisonné of the paintings and prints of many of the artists, and not least in its four comprehensive indexes. - Cicognara 2310.
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