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    With Beautiful Illustrations of Ancient Sepulchral Lamps

    Pietro Santi Bartoli. Le Antiche Lucerne Sepolcrali Figurate Raccolte dale Caue sotterranee, e Grotte di Roma. Nelle quail si contengono molte erudite Memorie. Roma: Nella Stamparia di Dio: Francesco Buagni, 1691. First edition. Quarto. Approximately 12.75 x 8.25 inches. [viii], 16, 15, 12 pages. With engraved section title-pages for each of the three parts inserted, and with 116 full-page engraved plates inserted throughout. Bound to style in modern full paneled speckled and plain calf, covers stamped in blind, spine ruled in gilt in compartments, black gilt morocco lettering label, five raised bands, new endpapers and blanks. A bright and fine copy of this rare book.

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    A handsome copy of this distinguished study of the ancient sepulchral lamps discovered in the tombs and caves of Rome. These lamps are depicted in highly detailed plates which were designed and engraved by Bartoli with notes by Gio Pietro Bellori. Although this work has been reprinted twice, this first edition contains twelve plates not found in later reprints.

    BL Italian, Seventeenth century, p. 820. BM Readex, XXII, p. 617. Brunet I, p. 759.



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    October, 2012
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