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Alfabeto di lettere iniziali adorno di animali e proseguito da vaga serie di caratteri

Gaetano Giarrè (Italian, active 1797–1811), Printer Giacomo Moro (Italian, 18th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5225; Bonacini 672; Becker, Practice of Letters, 136.


Overall: 38.3 x 26.5 x 3.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 7/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etching and engravings, some hand-colored

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Florence: Giacomo Moro, 1797) Folio; 25 leaves; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, brown cloth boards.

Decorated capital letters with further alphabets and calligraphic samples

Florence: Giacomo Moro, 1797


Acquired in August 1940 from B.T. Batsford by Philip Hofer, Cambridge (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.