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Lot 0052
A PONDEROUS AND DETAILED BIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR JOSEPH II

Becattini, Francesco. Vita e fasti di Giuseppe II. imperatore de' Romani, scritta da un Accademico Apatista e corredata dei necessarj documenti. Tomo primo [-quarto]. Lugano [i.e. Venezia]: a spese della Compagnia [i.e. Antonio Zatta e figli], 1790-1791.

8vo (200x128 mm), marbled paper binding, gilt title on leather labels at spine, red color sprinkled edges; 4 vols; pp. 265, [1], [1] plate; 262, [2]; 224; 240.
Engraved portrait of Giuseppe II (Joseph II), engraved by Girolamo Cattaneo and printed in Venezia presso Antonio Zatta e figli.
This work has been attributed to Francesco Becattini (see: Melzi, G. Anonime e pseudonime, III, p. 249; ; Caldelari, C. Bibliografia luganese del settecento, Bellinzona 1999, n. 412).
The work was printed in Venice, by Antonio Zatta e figli (see: False date, a cura di Bravetti e Granzotto, Firenze 2009, p. 254, n. 731).

Joseph II (Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam; 13 March 1741 – 20 February 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790.

Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscription at title page (Giuseppe De Ambrosys).

References: IT\ICCU\UBOE\036002. OCLC, 797258446.

Condition

Traces of use, light abrasions to the binding. Occasional foxing. Overall, a very good set.

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[Biographies, Austria] Vita di Giuseppe II, 1790 4 vols

Estimate €200 - €250Jun 9, 2016