Title: Guida di Padova e della sua provincia
Publisher: Seminario, Padua
Publication Date: 1842
Edition: First edition.
Octavo (210 x 139 mm). ix, 560 pages. Two large folding lithographed maps: "Pianta della R. Città di Padova" and "Topografia dell'attuale territorio di Padova" (both 17 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches) after Luigi Patella, by A.B. Bresciani, lithographed by Kier, Venice; 20 lithographed plates after G.B. Cecchini by Kier, original tissue guards preserved. Original red velvet, the covers blindstamped with a Rococo design, smooth spine, all edges gilt, label of N. Deanesi on pastedown. A fine and scarce guide to Padua, indexed and illustrated, and divided into six sections following a general introduction: historical background; the principal public artworks of the city (sacred and secular); public institutions; charitable establishments, monasteries, theaters and prisons; geology, hydrology, agriculture, commerce and industry; and principal sites of the province. See also item 400522 for Antonio Neumayr's 1807 work on the statuary of Padua's Pratto delle Valle. Front joint cracked, spine somewhat faded, some foxing and pale dampstaining. Bookseller Inventory # 400524
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