BELLINI Vincenzo – Delle Monete Di Ferrara Trattato Di Vincenzo Bellini – 1761

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BELLINI Vincenzo – Delle Monete Di Ferrara Trattato Di Vincenzo Bellini – 1761. In Ferrara, per Giuseppe Rinaldi. Rigid vellum with gilt titles hot-stampe on leather label applied to the spine, sprayed fore-edges; folio, 30.5 cm; pagg. (8) + 326; rare woodworm holes at the edges, overall excellent specimen, very fresh, with wide margins and on crisp and rustling paper. Title page in red and black with copper engraved letterpress; full page copper plate immediately after the title page with Ferrara’s coats of arms; drop caps and endings in woodcut; hundreds of woodcut representations of coins in the text and 4 full page tipped in wooducts. Bellini’s most important work, the famous treatise On the coins of Ferrara, the result of more than ten years of study and work. In it, the history of the Ferrara mint is widely described in all its vicissitudes from Frederick Barbarossa to Pope Clement XI, on the basis of a truly remarkable documentation and with extreme precision: only on a few occasions the illustration does not correspond to the description of the text or the coin is not reproduced exactly.