4to., contemporary leather binding with brown leather label with gilt lettering and border, blue sprinkled edges, title page text printed in black and red, pp. , 756, . Fine copper-engraved frontispiece, engraved by Giovanni Cattini after a design by the prominent French painter Nicolas Vleughels, who at the time of the book’s publication was director of the French Academy in Rome; title page vignette and header illustration on the opening page of the main text engraved by Cattini on his own designs. Numerous engravings of coins in text and on 1 folding plate. Minimal shelfwear to the binding, a contemporary library shelfmark inked to the head of the spine, a closed tear to the outer margin of pp. 719-720; otherwise in remarkably good condition, practically unread with ample margins. Text in Italian.
GRANARA, Giovanni Stefano., Dell’antichita ed origine di Roma. Dissertazione istorica di Giovanni Stefano Granara C.R. Ministro degl’infermi, dedicata all’Em.mo e Rev.mo Principe il Signor Cardinale Francesco Borghese. Opera che serve d’introduzione a qualunque Istoria, la quale tratti dell’antica Roma., Appresso Giammaria Lazzaroni, 1734
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