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FICORONI, Francesco (1664--1747)
I piombi antichi opera di Francesco de Ficoroni ...
In Roma nella stamperia di Girolamo Mainardi, 1740.
[12], 92, 89--168 p., engr. frontis., [64] pl. ; 26.8 cm. (4º)

Title-page printed in red and black, with engraved papal arms. Apart from the unnumbered frontispiece and final four coppers (figs.1--8), the plates are regularly numbered I--XXV and I--XXXV in parts 1 and 2 respectively. The author was an antiquary and dealer in Rome with contacts among the British grand tourists.

Copy Notes Front pastedown inscribed in pencil 2 Vols in one/ Many plates - =8s=, probably by the bookseller Thomas Boone. Bookseller's codes in pencil on pastedowns.

Binding C18th vellum, dyed red over framed gilt spine-title, red and green sponged text block fore-edges.

Reference Number 2260


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