Lot 3 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)
Archelogy.- Paternó Castello (Ignazio)
2 parts in one, includes, Ragionamento a Madama N.N. sopra gli antichi Ornamenti e Trastulli de’ Bambini & De vasi murrini ragionamento, titles within engraved frame featuring the Accademia della Crusca’s device, errata leaf, 9 engraved plates in part 1 and 2 in part 2, by Antonio Zacco, intermittent foxing throughout, some waterstaining towards the end, paper boards, spine heavily rubbed, stained, joints split, [Mira, Bibl. Siciliana II, p. 194], 4to, [Antonio Benucci], Florence, 1781.
*** Scarce edition on antique children's toys. The second part concerns ancient vases found in Sicily. Castello (1719-1786) was the first art collector and archaeologist to protect cultural property in Sicily. He founded an antique museum in Catania in 1758.