Lot 100: Kennet Basil. Romae Antiquae Notitia... London: Printed for W. Innys, J. and P. Knapton, 1754

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October 27, 2016
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Description: Kennet Basil. Romae Antiquae Notitia: or, the Antiquities of Rome. In two parts... London: Printed for W. Innys, J. and P. Knapton..., 1754. Due parti in un volume in-8° (mm 200x122). [16], XXX, 375, [27] con antiporta e 12 carte di tavole, di cui molte ripiegate, incise in rame fuori testo. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, minime bruniture ma ottimo esemplare. Legatura coeva in pelle, titolo in oro al dorso. Firma di possesso di difficile lettura al frontespizio. Impressione settecentesca di questo celebre scritto del chierico britannico Basil Kennet, apparso per la prima volta nel 1696 e a lungo rimasto il testo principale di riferimento sull'argomento. Two parts in one volume. 8° (200x122 mm). [16], XXX, 375, [27] with frontispiece and 12 plates, some folding, engraved on copper out of text. Red and black title page, few browning but a very fine copy. Contemporary leather, gilt title on the spine. Ownership inscription difficult to read on title page. Eighteenth-Century edition of this famous writing of the Britain Clerical Basil Kennet, appeared for the first time in 1696 and for a long time remained the main reference text for this topic.
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