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Creator:
Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574.
Title(s):

Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, a architettori / scritte da M. Giorgio Vasari pittore et architetto aretino, di nuouo dal medesimo riuiste et ampliate ; con i ritratto loro et con l'aggiunta delle vite de'viui, & de'morti dall'anno 1550 infino al 1567.

Additional Title(s):

Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori et scultori italiani

Published/Created:
In Fiorenza : Appresso i Giunti, 1568.
Physical Description:
3 v. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. (4to)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N6922 .V37 1568
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN: Imperfect?: signatures a-z, Aa-Zz⁴ Aaa² at end of v. 3, called for in Adams V297, wanting. Issue with woodcut of last judgment on verso of t.p. of v. 1.
Another issue exists for which woodcut of last judgment is on recto of t.p. and title of v. 1 reads: Le vite de' piu eccelenti pittori, scultori, et architettori / scritte, & di nuouo ampliate da M. Giorgio Vasari ... Cf. NUC pre-1956, Adams V296.
Parts 1 and 2 in 1 vol., pt. 3 in 2.
Part 2 has no t.p.; titles of the 2 vols. of pt. 3 read: Delle vite de piu eccelenti pittori ...; subtitle of 2d vol. of pt. 3: Secondo, et vltimo volume della terza parte. Nel quale si comprendano le nuoue vite, dall'anno 1550 al 1567. Con vna breue memoria di tutti i piu ingegnosi artefici che floriscano al presente nell'Academia del disegno in Florenza, et per tutta Italia, et Europa, & delle piu importanti opere loro. Et con vna descrizione degl'artefici antichi, greci & latini, & delle piu notabili memorie di quella età. Tratta da i piu famosi scrittori.
"One hundred forty-four medallion portraits of artists ... In the forst volume of part 3, Vasari writes of books illustration, ... describing the portraits of this edition as designed by himself and cut by 'Maestro Christofano' ... Christofano could be either Cristoforo Coriolano or Cristoforo Chrieger. Apparently there were other cutters also."--Mortimer.
First illustrated edition. With woodcut woodcut initials and tail-pieces.
500 Signatures: v. 1: [superscript pi]A-B⁴ [dagger]-5[dagger]⁴, A-3T⁴ 3V²; v. 2: *-5*⁴ a-z⁴ 2A-2Z⁴ 3A²; v. 3: piA² [clover]-5[clover]⁴ a-e⁴ chi1 (blank) 3A⁴ (-3A1) 3B-4Q⁴ 4R² 4S-6G⁴ 6H⁴ (6H4 blank).
Adams, V296
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th cent., 515
Includes indexes.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in nineteenth-century vellum.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Italy -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Artists -- Italy -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Artists -- Italy -- Portraits -- Early works to 1800.
Evelyn, John, 1620-1706 -- Bookplate and shelf marks.
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1568.
Contributors:
Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574, ill.
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