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Title: Opera in tres tomos distributa, editio novissima (halftitle). Vetera Monumenta, in quibus praecipue musiva opera, sacrarum, profanarumque aedium structura, ac nonnulli antiqui Ritus Dissertationibus, Iconibusque illustrantur. Prima Pars (Secunda Pars) (title volume 1 and 2)...De Sacris Aedificio a Constantino Magno constructis Synopsis Historica (title volume 3).
Description: Roma, sumptibus Caroli Giannini Librorum Summi Pontificiis, ex typographia Komarek, 1747, 3 volumes small in-folio, 33 x 23,5 cm. Volume I ; halftitle + engraved frontispiece portrait + title printed in red and black with large engraved vignette (church interior) + v-xxxvi pp + 276 pp +(14)(index rerum) + 77 engraved plates (numbered I - LXXVII)(some folding and or doublepage, one plate printed in the text). Volume II; halftitle + engraved allegorical frontispiece (Arnold van Westerhout) + title printed in red and black with large engraved vignette (church interior) + v-xvi pp + 194 pp + 35 engraved plates (some folding) + 1 text-engraving (plate 25, counted twice). Volume III; halftitle + title printed in red and black with large engraved vignette (church interior) + v-xvi + 258 pp + 57 engravings (numbered I-LV), two plates printed in the text, + two folding letterpress tables. Plate XXV of the third volume erroneously bound in at volume II but complete. Bound in three uniform contemporary half leather bindings, spine with two leather labels and a 19th-c. paper label, marbled paper covers, red sprinkled edges, bindings worn but technically sound, headcaps missing. Ex-library stamps on first fly-leaves, small modern ink written number on title page, inside of books crisp and clean, only a small marginal water stain on the first two leaves of volume II. Still a fine/good and complete copy. The index to the plates of volume II and III have been mixed up by the editor. (This probably leads Cicognara to write ;''Opera piena di dottrina, ma con tavole mal eseguite - his number 3671). Giovanni Giustino Ciampini (Rome 1633 - 1698) became, after his law studies ''Magister'' at the Apostolic Chancery, which left him time to pursue his lifelong interest in Roman and Early Christian antiquity. This edition of his collected works followed nearly fifty years after his death and contains apart from four smaller tracts (one on magnetism) his two mains works; Vetera monimenta (on early Christian monuments and mosaics) and his important work on the churches built in East and West by Constantine the Great ;;''De Sacris Aedificiis''. ...Many of the described buildings and artefacts have since perished or suffered change (Catholic Encyclopaedia). See Sergio Rossetti item 1911 - describes only two of the three volumes. .


Price: EUR 4850.00 = appr. US$ 5271.21 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 10876