Paris; Milan; Milan; Bologna; Bologna: Chez Desenne; Giuseppe Borsani; Giuseppe Borsani; Frenceschi alla Colomba; Stamperia Camerale, 1796; 1799; 1814; 1816; 1816. Hardcover. Brown binding with hadnwritten paper label on front board reading "Spoclie" in pencil. Handwritten frontmatter, notebook with handwritten catalog sewn in between vols. 4 and 5. Lettres:  74  pp., French/Corsican(?)/ Catalogo de' capi: 32 pp., Italian/ Dritti dell'Italia: 13  pp., Italian/ Descrizione: 28 pp., Italian/ Avviso: broadside, Italian. G, boards somewhat soiled, spine piece missing, volumes vary in degree of foxing if any is present, some pencil markings at extremities of volumes, text very readable and clean otherwise. Item #178128
Five volumes in one. Together, these documents offer primary accounts of the loss of Bolognese monuments to the French as a result of the Armistice of Bologna as well as their ultimate reaquisition. Vol. I: "Letters on the damage caused to the arts and to science, the displacement of monuments of art from Italy, the dismemberment of its schools, and the spoilation of its collections, galleries, museums, &c."/ Vol. II: "Catalog of paintings, sculptures, antiques, books... and other curiosities transported from Italy to France."/ Vol. III: "Straight of Italy over the public monuments of science and arts existing in Paris."/ Vol. IV: "Description of the paintings returned to bologna, which by the French, who occupied Italy in 1796, had been transported to France"/ Vol. V: broadside advertising an exhibit of the returned monuments, including hours and location. Broadside extremely rare.
OCLC: 144783383; 35695038; 81875401; 8