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Sale: 472 / Rare Books, Nov. 26. 2018 in Hamburg Lot 23

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Antonio Neri
L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette. Florenz, Giunti 1612.

"The first edition of this classic work, the first general treatise on glass-making" (Duncan).

Erste Ausgabe des ersten bedeutenden Werkes zur Glasherstellung. "A rather famous Italian book, which, so far as my experience goes, is most uncommon .. Though of no magnitude, it is interesting as being one of the earliest on the subject. Neri was engaged in the famous works at Murano, where the exquisite Venetian glass was made, and this treatise contains the result of his experience. It is undoubtedly a very important book in the history of the art" (Ferguson).

EINBAND: Zeitgenössischer flexibler Pergamentband. 21 : 15 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel. - KOLLATION: 4 Bll., 114 S., 3 nn. Bll. - ZUSTAND: Tls. minim. stockfleckig. Vord. Innengelenk leicht gelockert. Schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

LITERATUR: DSB X, 23. - Duncan 9299. - Ferguson II, 135. - Ferguson, Secrets III, 40. - Norman 1582. - Darmstaedter 110.

First edition of the first general treatise on glass-making. With woodcut printer's device on title. Contemp. limp vellum. - Minor foxing in places, front inner hinge slightly loosened. Fine and well-preserved copy.

Antonio Neri
L'Arte Vetraria, 1612.
€ 5,000 / $ 5,650
€ 5,535 / $ 6.254

(incl. 23% surcharge)

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