Marangoni, Giovanni

Delle memorie sacre, e profane dell’anfiteatro Flavio di Roma volgarmente detto il Colosseo dissertazione.

Roma, Niccolò e Marco Pagliarini 1746.

Reference: 15336
Price: £385 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. xvi + 88pp, woodcut ills on title leaf and as headpiece to p.1 and tailpiece to p. 75. Early twentieth century quarter cloth, marbled boards, with original eighteenth-century marbled wrappers bound in. Twentieth century pictorial bookplate of Centro Italiano di Studi Americani. Some light spotting, mostly on blank outer margins.

A thorough and accurate study of the history of the Colosseum from the earliest times, including all the various schemes for its rebuilding or restoration considered by successive Popes. Pages at the end reproduce relevant inscriptions discovered as recently as 1745-6, and the book is still well worth consulting today, as are all books by this erudite author. Cicognara 3774; Olschki, Choix 17488; not in BAL Cat.