“ALL THE DEGREES OF SEDITION, AND ALL THE EFFECTS OF AMBITION”
APPIAN OF ALEXANDRIA. Auncient Historie and Exquisite Chronicle of the Romanes Warres. London, 1578. Two parts bound in one volume.
First edition in English of one of the classic works on ancient Rome, with the rare third state general title page. An excellent copy, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Riviere. Scarce and desirable. $18,500.
"A FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST MUCH AHEAD OF HIS TIME"
LYSONS, Samuel. An Account of Roman Antiquities Discovered at Woodchester. London, 1797.
First edition of this survey of the second-century Roman villa at Woodchester, an elephant folio lavishly illustrated with hand-colored aquatint title page and dedication leaf, two large aquatint vignettes, and 40 aquatint plates, 33 hand-colored, of which nine are double-page—including two lovely double-page views of Woodchester and the surrounding countryside. A splendid volume. $12,500.
IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT
(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.
Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.