Rome: Tipografia Delle Belle Arti, 1837, 1848. Hardcover. Mixed state. Two volumes are from the first edition of 1837, with the third volume stating it is the second edition dated 1848. The new edition is numbered Volume I on the spine, while the two volumes from the first edition are numbered Volume II and Volume III on the spines. Antonio Nibby (1792 – 1839) was an Italian archaeologist and topographer. He was an expert on the topography of Rome and its environs. He was a professor of archaeology in the University of Rome and in the French Academy in Rome. For a few years Nibby worked together with the British archaeologist William Gell and together they published a study on the walls of Rome in 1820. They had plans of publishing a study on the topography of the Roman Campagna, but they ended up publishing separately [Wikipedia]. Bound in half vellum with paper marbled boards. Red and brown leather spine labels with title and volume number. Vellum is stained, rubbed, and bumped with fraying and small tears to spine edges. The paper boards are scraped, abraded, and worn along the edges. Volumes II and III have light damp stains to page edges generally not affecting the text. All of the volumes have scattered browning and foxing. The called for map by Gell is not present. Still a nice readable set in good plus condition. Small quartos. Volume I: 555 pages.;Volume II: 759 pages; Volume III: 678 pages; ARCHE/090722. Good +.
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London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. Hardcover. Compiled from the works of commendatore de rossi with the consent of the author. Includes laid in folding atlas to rear, several in text plates and vignettes, and 20 plates bound into the rear, many in full color. Bound in modern three quarter red leatherette over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner's name is penned to top of title page. Sporadic foxing, a few pencil underlinings, and pencil notations including pencil titles to plates. With two laid-in notecards. 414 pages plus 20 plates. ITA/080822. Very Good.