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Ficoroni, Francesco. I Piombi Antichi (1740)

Ficoroni, Francesco. I Piombi Antichi (1740) Photo

I piombi antichi. Work by Francesco de Ficoroni dedicated to Pope Benedict XIV (Rome, 1740), printed by Girolamo Mainardi. 168 pages, 64 plates of engravings. Hardbound in vellum. An early work on lead seals and tesserae by Francesco Ficoroni, archaeologist, collector and antiquarian, who practiced his profession mainly in Rome. Bookplate of the prior owner – W(illiam) E(dward) Hope Vere (1824-1872) of Craigie Hall – as well as library tag of Craigie Hall on inside of front cover. Very Fine condition overall, drying has caused front to no longer lie flat, Rare. Original 1740 edition.

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