Two parts in one volume, xxiv, 264, xxiv, 166 pp. volume in Latin on the ancient Roman Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio and the Casamari Abbey, including the history and architecture of the buildings, indices. Illustrated with two engraved folding plates in Part I, including the façade of the basilica and floor plan, and four engraved folding plates in Part II, including floor plans and overview with landscape setting. Some scattered foxing and toning. 4to. Old vellum, some slight yellowing, minor staining, wear to extremities. Rome (Franciscus Gonzaga) 1707. Rossetti 8895, Cicognara 3858, Olschki 17975, Ranghiasci 608.
The Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio was built on the Caelian Hill of Rome in 398, over the home of two Roman soldiers named John and Paul, who were martyred under Emperor Julian in 362. The church was damaged many times through history and has been restored and enlarged. It is the station church of the first Friday in Lent. The Casamari Abbey is a Cistercian abbey outside of Rome, originally founded in the 9th century as a Benedictine monastery and initally expanded in the 11th century.
According to Rossetti's bibliography, three titles total were written by Rondinini and published in a single volume by Gonzaga in 1706-1707. The third title - and first in the list in their entry - is De S. Clemente Papa et Martyre Eiusque Basilica in Urbe Roma. Scarce institutionally.
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