Publisher Information: Padua: Tipografia della Minerva, 1822. First edition.
[Bettoni, Nicolo]. Vite e ritratti di venticinque uomini illustri. 4to. , pp. 25 engraved portraits with tissue guards. Padua: Tipografia della Minerva, 1822. 310 x 227 mm. 19th cent. quarter morocco, marbled boards, vellum corners, edges rubbed, corners a little bumped. Repairs to lower margins of first few leaves (not affecting text or images), title a bit soiled, minor dampstaining. Burndy Library bookplate and discard stamp.
First Edition. Lives of 25 "illustrious men," illustrated with fine engraved portraits. Among those profiled are Herman Boerhaave, Carl Linnaeus, Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, George Washington and Catherine the Great.Book Id: 40517