nomos 3
10 May 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Paolo Pedrusi (1644-1720), Catalogue of the Farnese Collection of Roman Coins, ten volumes, but with all the engraved plates of coins removed and bound separately in two contemporary supplementary volumes. The first eight volumes were the work of Pedrusi; after his death the remaining two were finished by his continuator, Pietro Piovene. Twelve folio volumes in all. I Cesari, etc.. (Parma, 1694-1727). 227 + 3703 + 20 pp., 266 pls., portrait of Pedrusi, 10 frontispieces, 27 portraits and 27 architectural views, many figural and floral filling engravings. I Cesari in Oro, Racolti nel Farnese Museo, e pubblicati colle loro congrue Interpretazioni. Tomo Primo composto dal padre Paolo Pedrusi della Compagna di Gesù, e dedicato all ‘ Altezza Serenissima di Rannuccio Secondo, Duca di Parma, Piacenza, &. Parma, 1694. Folio (25.5 x 36 cm) frontispiece (portrait of Ranuccio II), pp xii + 432, 28 pls.; I Cesari in Argento da Giulio Cesare fino a Trajano…Tomo Secondo…Francesco Primo…Parma, 1701. Folio, frontispiece (portrait of Francesco I), pp. xx + 452, 34 pls.; ibid, da Adriano fino a Carcalla, e Geta…Tomo Terzo…Parma, 1703. Folio, pp x + 370, 24 pls.; ibid, da Macrino fino a Eraclio…Tomo Quarto…Parma, 1704 Folio, frontispiece (portrait of Francesco as volume II), pp. xii + 324, 19 pls.; I Cesari in Medaglioni…Tomo Quinto…Parma, 1709. Folio, frontispiece (as last), pp. xxiv + 369, 27 pls.; I Cesari in Metallo Grande, da Giulio Cesare fino a L. Elio…Tomo Sesto…Parma, 1714. Folio, frontispiece (as last), pp. xl + 403, 40 pls. (partially hand colored); ibid, da Antonino Pio fino a Gordiano III…Tomo Settimo…Parma, 1717. Folio, frontispiece (as last), pp. xxxxxvi + 432, 43 pls. (partially hand colored); ibid, Proseguendo da M. G. Filippo, fino a Postumo, con parte de’Cesari in metallo mezzano, e piccolo, incominciando da Alessandro Magno, fino a Tito…Tomo Ottavo…Parma, 1721. Folio, frontispiece (standing figure of Francesco I), portrait of the author, pp. xv + 355, 23 pls.; ibid, Tomo Nono, che contiene le medaglie di Domiziano, di Domizia, e de Giulia di Tito, opera de Pietro Piovene…Parma, 1724. Folio, frontispiece (medallion of Francesco I in landscape), pp. xx + 260 + (12), engraved vignettes of members of the Farnese family and of Farnese palaces in the text, 9 pls.; ibid, Tomo Decimo che contiene le medaglie di Nerva, di Trajano, di Plotina, e di Matidia…Parma, 1727. Folio, frontispiece (as last), pp. (18) + 306 + (8), many engraved vignettes of members of the Farnese family and of Farnese palaces in the text, 19 pls.. Fine condition, Volumes I-III, VII-VIII, modern vellum with labels; volumes IV-VI, IX-X, contemprary original vellum; plate volumes I-II, old, perhaps contemporary, full leather with gold stamps.
Hammer Price: 4500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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