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Illustrated volume of Giorgio Vasari, 'Delle vite de' piu eccellenti pittori scultori et architettori... secondo, et ultimo volume della terza parte' (Florence: Giunti, 1568). Title-page: ornate architectural frame supported by figures and surmounted by Medici coat of arms; title in cartouche at top, supported by putti, vignette of Florence in cartouche below, supported by satyresses. At the back of the volume, on the verso of a page preceding the index, (part of) the same frame as the title-page, with a design of the Last Judgement, men being raised from the ground by a winged figure blowing a three-ended trumpet and holding a torch, watched by female figures representing Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; below, motto in cartouche: 'Hac sospite nunquam hos periisse viros, victos aut morte fatebor.'
Illustrated before the biographies with bust portraits of the subjects, in ovals within ornate architectural frames decorated with figures, some biographies without portraits. Portraits as follows: Domenico Beccafumi (p.371), Niccolò Tribolo (p.394), Baccio Bandinelli (p.423), Giuliano Bugiardini (p.453), Cristofano Gherardi (p.458), Jacopo da Pontormo (p.474), Simone Mosca (p.496), Girolamo Genga (p.503; extra slip pasted below image with name), Michele Sanmicheli (p.512), Giovanni Antonio Sodoma (p.527), Bastiano da Sangallo, called Aristotele (p.536), Girolamo da Carpi (p.547), Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (p.569), Giovanni da Udine (p.576), Battista Franco (p.584), Giovanni Francesco Rustici (p.597), Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (p.609), Francesco Salviati (p.625), Daniele da Volterra (p.676), Taddeo Zuccaro (p.686), Michelangelo (p.715, misnumbered as 717), Francesco Primaticcio (p.797, misnumbered as 767), Titian (p.805), Jacopo Sansovino (p.822).
Following the artists' biographies, a section on the author entitled 'Descrizione dell' opere di Giorgio Vasari pittore, & architetto Aretino.', with portrait (p.980).
Volume with woodcut title-page, illustrations, ornamental initials and other decorations, in vellum binding
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Height: 230 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 160 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- The volume is stamped on the spine: 'Vasari Vite de Pittori Tom: 3.' There are several inscriptions and other marks in brown and black ink in the margins. Vasari's portrait also appears in volume 1.
For the first and second parts (one volume), and the first volume of the third part, see pressmarks 159.b.5,6. The volumes previously belonged to a Thomas Brand, whose bookplate (Franks 3543) is inside the front cover of each.
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Associated Title: Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori (1568)
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