A. Hyatt Mayor, The Bibiena Family, H. Bittner and Company, 1945, Hard Cover, Good

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Mayor, A. Hyatt. New York, H. Bittner and Company, 1945. 
English, First Edition, Good, Hard Cover, Folio, 9 ⅛” x 12 ⅛,” 37 pp.

Blue woven cloth over boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt image of crest to front. Sun fading to spine, mild edgewear, aging to pages, mild soiling near spine at front and back endpapers, signed by previous owner at title page, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. 37 pp. of text, 53 pp. of plates. Replete with 53 black-and-white images. An explanation of the family history of the Bibienas, a talented family who created theatrical designs. The images provided show drawings of magnificent designs created by different members of the family. Members of the family include Galli (Podesta of Bibiena), Giovanni Maria (Painter), Maria Oriana (Painter), Ferdinando (Stage decorator, architect, author, teacher), Franceso (Stage decorator, architect), Alessandro (Architect), Antonio (Theater architect), Giuseppe (Stage Decorator, Theater Architect), GIovanni Maria the Younger (Painter, architect), and Carlo (Stage Decorator) (from the family tree on p. 6). 


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