(Le opere di Francisco de Hollanda II) (title taken from front wrapper).
(Napoli), Societa Anonima Editrice Francesco Perella 1915 (imprint taken from front wrapper).
Large folio. 2 vols. 160pp ; 119 + (1)pp of ills, all facsimile reproductions of drawings by Hollanda of Italian antiquities. Original wrappers, preserved inside recent decorative paper wrappers. A good set.
All that was issued of an ambitious but unfinished project by the Italian scholar Prof.Achille Pellizzari (1882-1948) to publish the complete works of Francisco de Hollanda. The first volume contains the text of Hollanda’s four Dialogues on Painting, together with that of the first book of his Da Pintura Antiqua, while the second volume provides large facsimile reproductions of a set of drawings of Italian antiquities done by Hollanda for King Joao III of Portugal in the 1540s. Both volumes are rare and handsomely produced, and the text volume is neatly printed on handmade paper.