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PAOLI, Paolo Antonio (b.1722). Paestanae Dissertationes. Rome: Typographio Paleariniano, 1784. 2° (488 x 370mm). Title-page in Latin and Italian, text in double columns, Latin text in Roman type, Italian in italic, two additional engraved title-pages, one in Latin, one in Italian, engraved pictorial dedication after Tiepolo, and 48 further engraved plates, with engraved head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials throughout. Handsome contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with volute, classical urn, anthemion and bird tools, red morocco label lettered in gilt, yellow edges (upper joint split but firm, lower joint split at head, headcap worn, lower extremities rubbed, lower corners bumped). Provenance: Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle (1720-1794; binding).
PAOLI, Paolo Antonio (b.1722). Paestanae Dissertationes. Rome: Typographio Paleariniano, 1784. 2° (488 x 370mm). Title-page in Latin and Italian, text in double columns, Latin text in Roman type, Italian in italic, two additional engraved title-pages, one in Latin, one in Italian, engraved pictorial dedication after Tiepolo, and 48 further engraved plates, with engraved head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials throughout. Handsome contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with volute, classical urn, anthemion and bird tools, red morocco label lettered in gilt, yellow edges (upper joint split but firm, lower joint split at head, headcap worn, lower extremities rubbed, lower corners bumped). Provenance: Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle (1720-1794; binding).

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PAOLI, Paolo Antonio (b.1722). Paestanae Dissertationes. Rome: Typographio Paleariniano, 1784. 2° (488 x 370mm). Title-page in Latin and Italian, text in double columns, Latin text in Roman type, Italian in italic, two additional engraved title-pages, one in Latin, one in Italian, engraved pictorial dedication after Tiepolo, and 48 further engraved plates, with engraved head- and tail-pieces and decorative initials throughout. Handsome contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with volute, classical urn, anthemion and bird tools, red morocco label lettered in gilt, yellow edges (upper joint split but firm, lower joint split at head, headcap worn, lower extremities rubbed, lower corners bumped). Provenance: Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle (1720-1794; binding).

FIRST EDITION. A magnificent work on the Roman ruins at Paestum, with many double-page and folding plates, all here in excellent condition. RIBA 2424.

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