Itineraire instructive divise en huit journees pour trover avec facilité toutes les anciennes, & modernes magnificences de Rome …

Rome, de l’Imprimerie de Michel-Ange Barbiellini, 1774.

8vo, pp. xi, [1], 600, title-page printed and red and black and with engraved vignette, with 45 finely engraved views in the text, 15 engraved plates (13 with two views each and some French descriptive text etched in the plates, and 2 folding engraved maps of ancient and modern Rome), all engravings are by Vasi; an excellent, crisp and clean copy bound in contemporary pale half calf and speckled boards, spine with gilt lettered red label, red and blue speckled edges.

£950

Approximately:
US $0€0

Make an enquiry

First French language edition of Vasi’s important illustrated guide book to Rome. The French language edition used Vasi’s improved and revised text of 1773; the original edition was published in 1763 in Italian.

Schudt, pp. 78-80, and no. 335; Rosetti, Rome, Guide Books, G-1268; Borroni 8145/4.

You may also be interested in...

PECCHIO, Giuseppe.

Storia della economia pubblica in Italia, ossia epilogo critico degli economisti italiani, preceduto da un’ introduzione …

Third edition (first, Lugano, 1829) of a companion piece to Custodi’s monumental Scrittori classici italiani di economia politica, published in 50 volumes, 1803–16. With this work Pecchio supplies a biographical account of each author, as well as a historical introduction, chapters devoted to the Tuscan and the Neapolitan schools, and one chapter on the economic reforms of the eighteenth century. ‘Though written with a strong national bias, it may on the whole be reckoned a pretty fair, as well as a rapid and spirited, sketch of the works of the Italian economists’ (McCulloch, p. 31).

Read more

STRAND, Paul, and Cesare ZAVATTINI.

Un Paese.

First edition, the fulfilment of the original vision of France de profil – here Strand documents the life of Zavattini’s home town of Luzzara in a photo-essay steeped in the engaged socialism of the 30s and in response to McCarthyism in the States.

Read more