1784. Item #A5630
Requeno, D. Vincenzo (il Signor Abate). Saggi sul Ristabilimento dell'Antica Arte de' Greci e de' Romani Pittori. Venice: Giovanni Gatti 1784. The first edition. 213p, no ills. Fair but sturdy paperbound. Old, perhaps contemporary, covers. Backstrip missing, revealing gatherings and cords. Place-marking ribbon. Ca. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Dampstain to bottom inside corners of covers and outer pages only. Some very light foxing; pages otherwise very good and clean. In Italian. ** On the rediscovery and practice of encaustic (wax-based) painting, which was being revived due to the recent discovery of the Roman wall paintings at Herculaneum and Pompeii. Abate Requeno writes of his own encaustic work as well.