London: Septimus Prowett, Strand, 1824-1828. Hardcover. 3 vols. Vols. 1-2 are three-quarters marbled boards with maroon leather spines; Vol. 3 is three-quarters maroon cloth with maroon leather spine. Generally unpaginated; total of 147 BW plates. F (Vol. 1's boards are off but are present, some pages are separate but present; all have heavy edge wear; some foxing to some plates and pages; some marks and bookplates from previous owners; one plate could be missing from vol. 3; could be nicely rebound if done conscientiously.). Item #139219
A 3-volume set detailing sculptures created by Venetian artist Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Vols. 1 and 3 have introductions; otherwise, this set proceeds with illustrations and descriptions of specific sculptures, one by one. Vol. 1 contains descriptions & illustrations for 40 sculptures. Vol. 2 does the same for 32 busts, monuments, and bas reliefs, with many depictions asdouble-page spread engravings. Vol. 3 was a supplement, published four years after the first two. It contains dozens of new entries for sculptures, busts, and bas reliefs. It also outlines medals struck with Canova figures, and it includes "Thoughts on the Arts," a compilation of 60 separate "thoughts" written by Canova or said to represent his beliefs. Quite the interesting set.
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