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Canina, Luigi.
Gli Edifici di Roma Antica Cogniti per alcune Religuie. Vols 1-4.
Rome: Dai Tipi dello stesso Canina / G.A. Bertinelli, 1848-51. Four volumes bound in three. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards. Elephant folios. Lacking volumes 5-6. First volume contains volumes 1 and 3 of text (316pp & 186pp, 1848 & 1851 respectively). The second and third volumes contain volumes 2 and 4 of plates (1848 & 1851). There are a total of 318 engraved plates, plans and maps (many of them doublepage). Collated and complete. A monumental work on the buildings of ancient Rome and excavations of the Appian Way by the Italian architect, archaeologist and historian, Luigi Canina. He served as professor of architecture at Turin and his most important works were the excavation of Tusculum in 1829 and of the Appian Way in 1848. A good set with some scuffing and wear to the leather bindings. Volume 4's spine has some wear at the hinge and its textblock has come loose. The text and plates in each volume are in very good condition with light wear. The plates have some scattered foxing but are generally quite clean with no chips or tears. Foreign postage will be extra on this very heavy set which weighs a total of 80 pounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Centerbridge Books [Old Saybrook, CT, U.S.A.]
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