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GALLETTI, Pietro Luigi (1724--1790)
Inscriptiones Romanae infimi aevi Romae exstantes opera et cura D. Petri Aloysii Galletti ... collectae. Tomus primus (- tertius).
Romae typis Jo. Generosi Salomoni bibliopolae, 1760.
3 vols ; 26.1 cm. (4º)
I: 16, DLXXXIV p., engr. frontis. : illus. (wdcut)
II: [8], DCXCV, [1] p., engr. frontis. : illus. (wdcut)
III: [8], DLXVIII, 102, [2] p., engr. frontis. : illus. (wdcut)

The title-page is printed in red and black. The same allegorical frontispiece is used for each volume but the title-pages each have their own engraved vignette and there are a few crude woodcuts in the text, which is simply a long series of transcribed inscriptions arranged in broad classes. The very last inscription (vol. III, p. DLXVII) is dated 1761. Volume III, leaf Ss4 (pp. CCCXXVII--VIII) is a cancel.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting signature Kkk (pp. CCCCXL--XLVIII) in vol. I. Price in pencil on front pastedown 3 Vols -18- with the (incorrect) note Collated & Perfect, possibly by the bookseller Thomas Boone.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spines, red leather spine-labels with gilt title.

Reference Number 2308


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