ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo & Giovanni Battista FALDA. Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche, et edificii.. di Roma moderna. Rome: G.G.Rossi, 1665 [-1667].
Books I & II only (of 4), 4° (267 x 210mm). Engraved, double-page and mounted on guards throughout. Titles, dedications and 48 plates by Falda (45), G.F.Venturini (1) and two unsigned. Near-contemporary English speckled calf gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one, the others with various small tools surrounding centrally-placed elephant crest, g.e. Provenance: Sir Andrew Fountaine (binding).
A FINE COPY of a work that was issued in many forms with up to five books. Falda's involvement ended with the issue of the third book in about 1667-1669. The first issues of the early books comprised plates without numbers; the present copy includes plate numbers and is therefore a later issue. Cf. Fowler 116.