Book of Scenic Masks


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Book of Scenic Masks

Alternative titles – Dissertatio de larvis scenicis et figuris comicis antiquorum Romanorum – Libro de las Máscaras – Buch der Szenischen Masken.
Physical features – Printed book on paper, dimensions 280 x 210 mm, 312 pages.
Origin – Italy (Rome).
Dating – 18th century (1754).
Present repository – Private collection.
Genre – Treatises / Secular books, Art / Drawing.
Content – Second enlarged and improved edition of the Dissertatio de larvis scenicis et figuris comicis antiquorum Romanorum, a work by the Italian archaeologist Francesco de Ficoroni (b. 1664, d. 1747) on the masks of ancient Greek-Roman theatre.
Publisher – Venanzio Monaldini.
Printer – Angelo Rotili.
Language – Latin.
Decoration – 85 engravings.
Artists – The engravings are by Francesco Mazzoni (b. 1738, d. 1759) and Silvestro Pomarede (b. 1736, d. 1790).

Data sheet: Illuminated Facsimiles

Francisci Ficoronii


Type of reproduction – Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document.
Publisher – Siloé, arte y bibliofilia (Burgos, 2007).
Limited edition – 898 copies.
Certificate of authenticity – The certificate with the copy number is attached to the colophon and authenticated by the notary Alberto Sáenz de Santa María Vierna of Burgos.
Binding – Leather cover with blind embossing on spine and boards.
Slipcase – Vertical insertion slipcase with marbled plates.
ISBN – 978-84-934894-0-9.
The facsimile reproduces as close as possible the physical characteristics of the original document, with the aim to substitute it in the scientific research and in the libraries of the bibliophile collectors. Trimming and composition of the leaves reproduce the profile and structure of the original document. The binding might not correspond to that of the original document as it appears at the present moment.

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