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FRONTINUS, Sextus Julius (40--103 A.D.)
[De aquaeductibus. 1722]
Sex. Ivlii Frontini De aqvaedvctibvs vrbis Romae commentarivs antiquæ fidei restitutus, atque explicatus opera et stvdio Ioannis Poleni.
Patavii apud Ioannem Manfrè, 1722.
[8], 32, 296, [4] p., [15] pl. ; 25.3 cm. (4º)

The penultimate leaf lists the plates (which are lettered E-T) and the final leaf has the Paduan seminary's colophon. This was the first scholarly edition of Frontinus' treatise on Rome's urban water supply and Poleni's copious exegesis dwarfs the original text, to which a complete concordance is appended.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 7s. 6d., 17 November 1812. (Archives 15/12/45). Pencil inscription on front free endpaper Curious plates :7s:6d with Boone's bookseller's codes; earlier prices in pencil faintly visible on front pastedown.

Binding C18th half tree sheep, mottled Kleisterpapier boards in imitation of same, gilt-ruled spine, short spine-title direct-lettered in gilt on dark brown dyed spine compartment.

Reference Number 2302


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