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Illustrated by Benigno Bossi (Italian, 1727-1792), Author Carlo Castone della Torre di Rezzonico (Italian, 1742–1796), Printer Giambattista Bodoni (Italian, 1740–1813)

Place of Publication: Parma, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Cicognara 1343; Brooks, Bibliographia di edizioni Bodoniane, 25


Overall: 22.5 x 16.2 x 1.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 11 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Parma: Stamperia Reale, 1772) Octavo; 48 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped green morocco.

Etched title page; decorative vignettes; three full-page illustrations, including one of visitors with the Laocoon statue (facing p. 51)

Parma: Stamperia Reale, 1772


Philip Hofer, Cambridge (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, April 8, 1943.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.