VENICE. Copies of the Protogiornale for 1761 & 1762 bound together in contemporary full vellum


Protogiornale Per L’anno MDCCLXI. Ad uso della Serenissima Dominante Citta’ Di Venezia, Che comprende oltre le giornaliere notizie tutte quelle indicate nell’ Indice. Ed il nuovo Libro d’Oro. N.III. Giuseppe Bettinelli [Venezia Venice ] 12mo [5½ x 4 ins].

TWO COPIES (1761 & 1762) BOUND TOGETHER. Engraved frontispiece (three cherubs supporting armorials above the Bridge of Sighs), xxiv.pp1-90 (Protogiornale), pp91 separate title page Nuovo Libro D’Oro…. pp 93-232. Bound with the same publication for the following year: Engraved frontispiece (seated Doge receiving symbolic homage with Lion of St Mark at his feet), xvi.pp1-94 (Protogiornale), pp95 (separate title page Nuovo Libro D’Oro…. pp97 -224. Handsome contemporary full vellum binding with red leather title gilt reading PROTO-GIORNALE 1761-62, additional titling in black ink above label reading Decennio T. N. III. 1761. N.IV. 1762, binding in excellent order, vellum a little soiled but supple and attractive colour, very minor wear, original hand colour blocked paper pastedowns, internally clean. aug12/2

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