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Nibby, Antonio

Del Foro Romano della Via Sacra dell’Anfitreato Flavio.

Del Foro Romano della Via Sacra dell’Anfitreato Flavio.

Roma, Vincenzo Poggioli 1819.

Reference: 15231
Price: £235 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 259 + (3)pp, 5 engraved plates (4 folding). Contemporary wrappers, with the printed label of “Bouchard, Libraire” on the upper cover (this was the bookselling business founded in Rome by Jean Bouchard in the middle of the eighteenth century, still operating in the first half of the nineteenth century from premises in the Piazza di Spagna: the label advertises their stock of books in French, Italian and English, and their stock of prints from books by Canova, Morghen and Volpato). Part of front free endpaper torn away, and the outer corners of the pages rather curled, but an untrimmed copy as issued.

Only edition of this good scholarly account of the surviving temples, triumphal arches, the columns of Trajan and Phocas, the Colosseum and other structures in the Forum area of central Rome, incorporating information from recent archaeological excavations. Olschki, Choix, 17656.