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DUPPA, Richard (1770--1831)
[A journal of the most remarkable occurrences that took place in Rome. 1799]
A brief account of the subversion of the Papal government. 1798. Second edition. By Richard Duppa.
London: printed for G.G. and J. Robinson 1799.
xii, 199, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., [3] pl., [2] fold. maps (1 hand-col.) ; 21.1 cm. (8º)

The first edition had appeared in the same year as A journal of the most remarkable occurrences that took place in Rome, upon the subversion of the ecclesiastical government, in 1798 (q.v.). An account by Duppa, who was in Rome at the time, of the events and circumstances relating to General Berthier's march with the army of the Directory on Rome in 1798, the retreat of the Pope to Siena, and the proclamation of a new Roman Republic. This edition is expanded with additional information in the first, third, and fourth sections, notes, and translations of original documents. The illustrations include a portrait medallion of the Pope; architectural elevations of the pyramidal mausoleum in honour of General Duphot who was shot during the failed Republican revolt of 1797 which gave Napoleon the pretext to occupy the city, and of the altar erected in St Peter's square to celebrate the Federation; a plan of Rome; and a map of the Papal states. ESTC t114758.

Copy Notes Bought from John Britton for 7s. 6d., 21 December 1816. (Priv. Corr.XVI.E.3:3). Soane already owned the first edition (q.v.) and may have added this edition to his library for the sake of the plates.

Binding C19th half green morocco, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spines direct-lettered in gilt. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 2 August 1830. (Spiers Box, binding 51).

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