First editions, royal 8vo, x, [i], 347; xii, 542, [i]pp. First work: with original drawing, etched frontispiece, double-page map and twenty lithographic plates (one large folding, 1 hand-coloured) numerous illustrations in text. Second work: engraved frontispiece, 37 lithographed plates (3 folding, one double-page), 2 maps. Some foxing to plates, uniformly bound in contemporary tan half morocco gilt by S. Hogg, marbled boards and edges, a fine set.£5,000
First edition, French text issue, large folio (55 × 38cm), 57 engraved plates by P. Fourdrinier, J. Muller and T. Major after drawings by Borra, on 59 sheets (3-sheet panorama not joined), light toning as usual, occasional light offsetting, contemporary catspaw calf gilt, rebacked preserving spine, expert repairs to edges, red morocco lettering piece, a very handsome example.£8,500
PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista.Vedute di Roma. [bound with] PIRANESI, Francesco. Topografia delle fabriche scoperte nella cittá di Pompei.
Two works in two volumes, folio (550 x 400 mm. approx'); Vedute: the complete suite as listed by Wilton-Ely comprising double-page engraved title, double-page engraved frontispiece, 135 double-page engraved plates (including the 2 plates by Francesco Piranesi listed at the end of Wilton-Ely), the watermarks examined appear to conform to Robison 39, 57, 64 and 67; plate 243 [Wilton-Ely] with paper flaw to the centre fold lower margin, not affecting image; Pompei: the complete suite comprising a double-page engraved plate, a large folding plate and a 6-sheet plan, each sheet large and folding (3 with short marginal tear, repaired, 2 touching text); Extra-illustrated with the following plates: Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzio [Wilton-Ely 1008]; Prospetto interiore del Tempio Vaticano Il Santo Padre ... Vaticano, both of these by Francesco Piranesi; Near contemporary Russia gilt, the covers with broad gilt borders, neatly rebacked, all edges gilt.
A list giving the order of the engravings can be supplied on request.£200,000