Facsimile edition made in 2007 by the Siloé publishing house of the 1754 issue, De Larvis Scenicis et Figuris Comicis, by Francesco de Ficoroni, Rome, the original of which belongs to a private collection.
Book of Masks. The fabulous tradition of the Greco-Roman theater revives in these pages. A top piece of the great antiquarian and collector Francesco Ficoroni (1664 – 1747); of capital importance for the history of the theater and a true delight for lovers of this art.
Documents the origin of the interpretation and the adaptation to the stage function with the use of masks. Beyond the theater, the masks played a preponderant role in the liturgy and in Roman funerary art, as a representation of the tragic character of destiny.
Facsimile bound by hand in dry decorated leather, spine ribs, rib. Format 20 x 28 cm. 308 pages on aged laid paper, with the collection of 85 Mazzonni and Pomerade engravings.
Presented in a book case lined with leather and water craft paper, format 20.5 x 29 x 4.5 cm.
Accompanied by the corresponding supplementary study book bound in hard cover format 16.5 x 23.5 cm.
Edition with a limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial deed. The sample that we offer corresponds to the esoteric and very special number for this work 888.
Complete copy and in perfect condition.
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