184. Leonardo da Vinci. Trattato della Pittura, engraved portrait, vignette title and plates, some folding, Sir Richard Levinge's copy with his ink signature at head of title and his bookplate on front paste-down, contemporary vellum, spine gilt with morocco label, Milan, 1804 § Cellini (Benvenuto) Vita, 2 vol., inscribed "Lady Holland's Sitting Room in ink at head of titles and with Holland House bookplate, small stain on title of vol.1, contemporary vellum, morocco labels, Milan, 1805, both very slightly rubbed, 8vo & 4to (3)
est. £120 – £180
Important edition of the first, with introduction by Amoretti, the librarian of the Ambrosiana, in which he gives the first biographical study of Leonardo according to a scientific method.
Sir Richard George Augustus Levinge (1811-84), soldier, author and artist who wrote Echoes from the Backwoods about Canada.