PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista
Opere varie di architettura, prospettive, grotteschi, antichita;
Carceri d'invenzione; Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto; Antichita Romane de' Tempi della Republica.
Four works in one volume, large folio (53 x 39.5 cm). Opere varie: title printed in red and black with engraved vignette (Robison's second issue), Prima Parte, second edition, second issue, engraved frontispiece, and 16 plates, complete; 10 plates on 5 sheets from the Opere Varie [Wilton-Ely 45-50]; Two single plates: Pianta di ampio magnifico Collegio: A single plate, third state (of seven). [Robison 25] & Parte di ampio magnifico Porto: A single plate, fourth state (of eight). [Robison 26]. These 2 plates are here unnumbered, for later versions of the 1761 issue these plates have numbers added. (see Hind pg. 81); Grotteschi: 4 plates. Second or third states, [Robison 21 - 24]. Carceri: Second edition, second Issue. double-page engraved title, and 15 double-page plates (numbered II-XVI). Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto. First edition. Rome: G.G. Salmoni, 1753, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 8 (of 9) unnumbered plates, 4 double-page, lacking one plate (the view of the Castello), title spotted. Antichita Romane de' Tempi della Republica. First edition, (1748), 30 engraved plates (including 2 titles, dedication, and 2 plates of inscriptions), eighteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, neat repairs to joints and extremities, a very handsome collection.
Robison: Prima Parte: 1-3, 5-12, 15-20 (plate 17 replaces plate 4 from first edition, plates 13 & 14 only in first issue); Grotteschi 21-24; Single plates 25 & 26; title-Page: 28; Carceri 29-44. Opere Varie: Focillon nos. 2-13, 17-18, 20-23, and 121-132; Hind pp.78-81 ('later edition B'); Carceri: Focillon 24-39; Hind pp. 24-29, 81 ('about 1761'); Trofei: Focillon 134, 136-143; Hind p.82-83; Antichita Romane: Focillon 41-71; Hind pp.75-76; Wilton-Ely 103-133.