London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
Museum Cortonense in Quo Vetera Monumenta Complectuntur. Rome: Typis Joannis Generosi Salomoni, 1750. 2° (328 x 220mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved device, headpieces and historiated initials, 85 engraved plates (some very light spotting and staining). Contemporary mottled armorial calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments with tan morocco lettering-piece (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Frederich Christian (early signature on title). FIRST EDITION. Cicognara 3418; Sinkankas 6791.
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