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Rome

Romana Antiquitas Dissertationibus Historico-Criticis Illustrata. Quibus Prisci Scriptores emendati, dilucidatique; Recentes castigati, inque meliorem ordinem digesti; Veteres Opiniones nouis fulcris firmatae; Propria demum cogitata non infirmis coniecturis stabilita.

xvi, 447 pp. volume on the history and architecture of ancient Rome, divided into seven sections and covering topics including the origins and foundation of the ancient city of Rome, topography, domestic architecture, temples, sepulchres, forums, basilicas, and other aspects of ancient Roman architecture. Not illustrated aside from tailpieces and decorative initials. Several handwritten notations to front endpaper, overall excellent. 8vo. Original vellum, handwritten title to spine. Rome (Giovanni Giacomo Komarek) 1689. Rossetti 7068; Borroni 8060; Fossati Bellani 946; Olschki 17600; Schudt 799.

A very scarce copy of an early work on Rome; as of August 2019, WorldCat locates only two North American institutions with physical holdings of this volume.

Book ID: 50133

Price: $3,000.00