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2 June 1998
NIBBY, Antonio. Roma nell'anno MDCCCXXXVIII. Rome: tipografia delle belle arti, 1838-41.
4 volumes, 8° (237 x 153mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, 62 engraved plates by G. Cottafavi. (Light spotting throughout.) Modern half vellum, red morocco labels, original wrappers bound in, partly uncut and unopened.
FIRST EDITION. This well-known work is in 2 parts, Roma antica, 2 volumes; and Roma Moderna, 2 volumes, the latter published after the author's death in 1839. Olschki Choix 17659 "Très recherché, cet ouvrage est devenu assez rare"; Schudt 450. (4)
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