Baldinucci, Filippo. Notize de Professori del Desegno di Cimabue in qua Opera di Flippo Baldinucco. Printed in Milano, by the Societa Tipografica na' Classici Italiani, 1808-1812. Complete in 14 volumes.
Balinucci is seen as a virtuoso int he field of art history--he was academically many decades ahead of the coming modern masters of art history, performed great stylistic comparative studies between the great artists, and was dedicated to investigation of artists well outside his Tuscan background. The first volume (in its 300 pages) provides biographical and critical evaluations of Durer, Luca di Leida, Marcantonio Raimondi, Hubert Goltz, Giovanni Sadalaer, Antoni Tempesta, Henry Goltz, John Saenredam, Egidio Sadalaer, Jacopo Callot, Cornelius Bloemaert, Stefano della Bella, Reimbrond Vanrein, Pietro Testa, Robert Nanteuil and Francesco Spierre, all of whom are followed by an 18-page index.
Good, sturdy copies, lovely paper. Rebound in 1981 in workman's library cloth. A solid, scholar's copy of a work that seems uncommon. $450