Saggi sul Ristabilimento dell'Antica Arte de' Greci [1784 1st ed.]
Requeno, Vincenzo

Saggi sul Ristabilimento dell'Antica Arte de' Greci [1784 1st ed.]

Requeno, Vincenzo. Saggi sul Ristabilimento dell'Antica Arte de' Greci e de' Romani Pittori. Venice: Giovanni Gatti 1784. The first edition. 213p, no ills. Fair 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 D. Requeno writes of his own encaustic work as well. (Item ID: 1005630)

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