ROME AND THE CAMPAGNA: An Historical and Topographical Description of the Site, Buildings, and Neighbourhood of Ancient Rome.

(Cambridge [and] London: Deighton, Bell, and Co. [and] Bell and Daldy, 1871).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK, AND IN A VERY HANDSOME BINDING. ROME AND THE CAMPAGNA is an extensive rendering of Roman history, architecture, and topography gleaned from excavations and research of the area. The author, who was a fellow of Trinity College, explores in depth the characteristics of places such as the Esquiline Hill, the Coliseum, and the Circus Flaminius to name a few, and includes beautiful illustrations and maps to supplement his descriptions.
The praelector in Roman Archaeology at Trinity, "Burn, who frequently visited Rome and its neighborhood during his vacations, was one of the first Englishmen to study the archaeology of the city and the Campagna, and he published several important works dealing with it," of which this was the first (DNB). The engraver, Thomas Jewitt, was a well known archaeological artist who died just after completing the illustrations for this work. The author, who was a fellow of Trinity College, explores in depth the characteristics of places such as the Esquiline Hill, the Coliseum, and the Circus Flaminius to name a few, and includes beautiful illustrations and maps to supplement his descriptions. Item #30103

First edition. With 85 illustrations and 25 maps and plans, several of which are folding and several are in colour. 4to, in very handsome three-quarter period red morocco bordered in double gilt ruling over grained red cloth, the spine with compartments separated by gilt bordered raised bands gilt tooled in a chain motif, lettered in gilt in two compartments and with gilt tooling at head and tail, unobtrusive old shelf label at the tail of the spine, marbled endpapers with engraved museum ex-libris, small shelf stamp at bottom of title leaf, t.e.g. lxxxiii, 483pp., inclusive of index. A very handsome copy in an especially attractive binding which shows only very minor rubbing at the extremities, the period library markings are unobtrusive, the text only lightly mellowed, much less so than is typically encountered. One large folding plan has been very expertly repaired and laid on a linen backing.

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