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Johannes Rosinus
1640 Antiquitatum Romanarum Corpus Absolutissimum -Royal Provenance -Illustrated
Geneva: Petrum & Jacobum, 1640. Antiquitatum Romanarum Corpus Absoluttismum, in quo praeter ea quae Ioannes Rosinius delinaverat, Infinita supplentur, mutantur, adduntur: ex: Criticis, et omnibus utriusque linguae auctoribus collectum: Poetis, Oratoribus, Historicis, Jurisconsiltiis, qui laudati, explicate, correctiq: Thoma Dempstero, 1640, Joannes Rosinus, Apud Petrum & Jacobum Chouet, 1063 pages, 2 folding engraved maps, one of early Rome another of The Forum, engraved woodcuts throughout, vellum, 4to. In fair condition. Ex-library of Lehrer-Bibliothek. Binding is shattered/broken. Numerous imperfections and scratch marks to surface of boards. Vellum is browned with superficial surface dirt. Manuscript spine is broken with browning and edge wear. Royal stamp on front title page. Initials from 1647 on front title page. Some marginalia in old hand, otherwise unmarked. Overall a beautiful book with critical flaws to its binding. Will need repair if handled regularly. Please see photos. A beautiful book with fantastic woodcuts on Roman history and life. Includes two fold out maps of early Rome and The Forum. Currency, marital life, political leaders, ancient cuisine and typical clothing are just a few of the topics discussed in this tome. A rare comprehensive history. Heavily illustrated. Royal insignia of "DC" on front end title page stamped in red ink. RAREE1640FOPA. [Attributes: First Edition]
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