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ESPLORAZIONI SOTTO LA CONFESSIONE DI SAN PIETRO IN VATICANO. ESEGUITE NEGLI ANNI 1940-1949.- PREFAZIONE DI MONS. L. KAAS.- APPENDICE NUMISMATICA DI C. SERAFINI [VATICAN EXCAVATION CT IN 2 LARGE VOLS LTD 1500]
Città Del Vaticano, Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Vatican 1951 - Color Illustrations; Folio 15"; xi, 277, 3: 17, plus 109 plates, 60 coi pages; 2 lg vols 15" x 11.6" x 3.5" thick weighing in at 14 pounds. Red cloth with gilt printing and decorative embossed emblem. Title pages in red and black. Number 554 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. 171 textual illustrations, 109 full page plates with 21 folding and 460 pictures of coins. VG with some fading to spines. Vol II, the plate volume with only 17pp of text, spine with a tiny nick, Vol I with fraying to foot of spine. Vol I with lengthy explanation of the history of the set which was aquired on a visit to the site and then presented to Mt Alphonsus by Francis Murphy CSSR. Apollonij Ghetti's report on the excavations under St. Peter's Basilica. Fine printing with plates in colored or tinted collotype, a very expensive process which is rarely used. Straight, bright and clean volumes and contents; 16 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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