Gli Ornati Delle Ambrogette Senesi in Terra Cotta, 1883
Gli Ornati Delle Ambrogette Senesi in Terra Cotta (the decorations of the Sienese ambrogette - a glazed ceramic tile - in terra cotta).
Published fin Siena, 1883, C. Cirenei, Lithografo Editore (listed as Cristoforo Cirinei in the Introduction). Third edition.
A large folio format, with brown cloth hardback covers. A fair copy - Covers are almost detached - split at spine and rubbed, bumped and worn. Despite condition, a very usable reference work, which is very scarce.
Text pages are age toned with minor marks. The plates have some age spotting, but most are good. Some of the blank reverse pages (approx 7 or 8 pages) have artistic designs and drawings in pencil, as well as some further drawings on loose inserts.
Text in Italian.
Title + 1pp Introduction + 51pp of tile designs.
Dimensions: 420mm wide x 305mm high x 18mm deep.
Weight: Approximately 1190g (unpacked).