ARTISTS' MANUALS -- BORGHINI, R. Il riposo. Firenze, M. Nestenus & F. Moücke, 1730. xxiv, 558, (1) pp. W. engr. front. by Mogli after Soderini, ti-vign. by Gregori after Moro, 6 engr. head- & tailpieces & 1 large initial by Th. Vercruysse after Soderini. 4°. Beautiful full red mor. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt back, gilt floral borders on both sides, inside dentelles, all edges gilt & marbled, & w. fine brocade endpapers.Rare second edition, nicely illustrated, of this import Italian source to Italian art history of the Renaissance. This work, first published in Florence in 1584, is one of the most illuminated texts to have been written on painting and sculpture during the 16th century. - Beautiful copy. Cicognara 2218; Brunet I, 1114 ; Graesse I, 495.
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