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Vita Di Benvenuto Cellini Orefice E Scultore Fiorentino Scritta Da Lui Medesimo restituita Alla Lezione Originale Sul Manoscritto Poirot Ora Laurenziano Ed Arricchita D'Illustrazioni E Documenti Inediti Dal Dottor Francesco Tassi. Vol. I. (-III.)

Benvenuto Cellini

RA Collection: Book

Record number

06/3756

Author

Variant Title

Ricordi Prose E Poesie Di Benvenuto Cellini Con Documenti

Imprint

Firenze: Presso Guglielmo Piatti, 1829.

Physical Description

3 vols.; 228 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: lxvii, [i], 460, frontis. (port.), [2] pl. (one fold.). - Vol. II: 616 p., [4] pl. - Vol. III: 570, [2] p.

Contents

Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p.; dedic.] - Avvertimento - Giudizii Intorno Alle Opere Di Benvenuto Cellini - Prefazione Del Dottor Antonio Cocchi - Lettera Di Benvenuto Cellini - Ricordo I. ... Sonetto Di Benvenuto Cellini - Ricordo II - [Fold. pl.] - [Text, with 1 pl.] - Indice Del Primo Volume - Sommario Cronologico. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Text, with pl.] - Sommario Cronologico. - Vol. III: [T.p.] - [Text] - Indice Delle voci ... - Indice Delle Persone Nominate ... Indice Delle Materie Più Interessanti - Sommario Cronologico - Errori Correzioni.

Responsibility Note

In Volume I the frontispiece is signed as painted by Giorgio Vasari and engraved by Maurizio Steinla, and the two plates are unsigned. In Volume II three plates are signed as drawn by G. Rossi and one by V. Gozzini, and all as engraved by Lasinio Fig.

The work is dedicated by 'F.T.' to the memory 'Dell'Estinto Suo Figliuolo Torquato Fanciullo D'Anni Dieci'.

References

D.S. Cervigni, The 'Vita' of Benvenuto Cellini: literary tradition and genre (1979).

Summary Note

The title page of the third volume reads, 'Ricordi Prose E Poesie Di Benvenuto Cellini Con Documenti La Maggior Parte Inediti In Seguito E Ad Illustrazione Della Vita Del Medesimo Raccolti E Pubblicati Dal Dottor Francesco Tassi. Vol. III. Presso Guglielmo Piatti 1829.'

Cellini's autobiography was first published under the patronage of Lord Burlington in 1728. English translations include those by Thomas Nugent (1771), Thomas Roscoe (1822) and John Addington Symonds (1888).

The plates show: vol. I (frontis.) portrait, 'Benvenuto Cellini'; [1] a letter written by Cellini; [2] 'Arme Cellini'; vol. II [1] 'Saliera'; [2] 'Cosimo Io'; [3] 'Bindo Altoviti'; [4] 'Perseo'.

Reproductions

A critical edition by O. Bacci, was published at Florence in 1901; an edition with bibliography and indices was published in 1996 at Parma by Fondazione Pietro Bembo (ISBN 8877469005).

Binding Note

19th-century half mottled calf, brown cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier red and black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Vita Di Benvenuto Cellini Vol. I. (-III.)'.

Name as Subject

Benvenuto Cellini, 1500-1571

Subject

Goldsmiths, Italian - Sculptors, Italian - Medalists, Italian - Artists - Italy - Rome - Florence - France - History - 16th century - Mannerism
Biography - Memoirs - Italy - 16th century - 19th century

Contributors

Francesco Tassi, editor
Guglielmo Piatti, publisher
Giorgio Vasari, source artist
Franz Anton Erich Moritz Steinla, engraver
Giuseppe Rossi, draughtsman
Vincenzo Gozzini, draughtsman
Giovanni Paolo Lasinio, engraver