30: Venice.- Franco (Giacomo) Habiti d'Huomini et Donn
Venice.- Franco (Giacomo) Habiti d'Huomini et Donne Venetiane con la Processione della Ser..ma Signoria...,
number 49 of 100 facsimile copies, The William Stirling-Maxwell copy, extra-illustrated by the inclusion of plates from the original edition of c.1610, fine engraved pictorial title and 22 plates and the letterpress dedication f., all professionally trimmed and window-mounted, Venice, [Antonio Turini for Giacomo Franco], [c.1610] bound with Doglioni (Giovanni Nicolo) La città di Venetia con l'Origine e governo di quella, extra-illustrated by the inclusion of plates and letterpress ff. from the original edition of 1614, printed title with engraved vignette map of Venice, letterpress A2-6 and 16 fine engraved plates, all professionally trimmed and window-mounted, Vencie, Antonio Turini, ad Instanza di Giacomo Franco, 1614, occasional spotting, 19th century morocco-backed cloth, spine gilt, rubbed and slightly faded, lightly spotted, [Cicognara 1654; Colas 1108-09; Lipperheide Jba 10; Vinet 2291], folio
***A superbly extra-illustrated work on Venice with an excellent provenance. It depicts the various festivities and processions of the city, as well as great moments in its history, including the 1571 Armada against the Turks. Vinet considers it to be of the 'greatest interest for the Venetian costumes worn during the glory of that city' and 'much sought-after owing to its extreme rarity'..