An attractive small set of small Italian early 19th century bindings


 Opere dell’ Abate Pietro Metastasio Poeta Cesareo. Publixshed by Presso Luigi Vannini in Prato 1820. 14 volumes 12mo [6 x 4 ins]. The fourteen volumes are bound in fill vellum with elaborate gilding to the spines, black gilt title labels and red gilt volume labels. There is a portrait frontispiece in volume one and 30 other plates scattered through the volumes [there is no list of plates there is no guarantee that this number is correct. Each volume has a contemporary ownership inscription on the front free endpaper “John Davis, Oct 1825.

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