Romae Antiquae Notitia: Or, the Antiquities of Rome. in Two Parts.
by Kennett, Basil
London: W. Innys, Etc.. Poor. 1756. Later Printing. Full-Leather. A later printing, bound in full leather with the book split in two down the vertical center of the spine with loosening boards. The front pastedown has the armorial bookplate of Richard Benyon de Beauvoir, and the signature of Peter Beauvoir. Richard Benyon (1769-1854) was a large landowner and Member of Parliament and inherited much of his land from relative Peter de Beauvoir. Xxx, -375,  blank,  index and catalog. Contains seven folding plates and five other plates including the frontispiece, as-is. Subtitle continues: I. A Short History of the Rise, Progress, and Decay of the Common-wealth, II. A Description of the City. : An Account of the Religion, Civil Government, and Art of War, with the Remarkable Customs and Ceremonies, Publick and Private. To Which Are Appended Two Essays Concerning the Roman Learning and the Roman Education. Cleric and scholar Basil Kennett's Romae Antiquae Notitia was the standard in Roman studies at the time. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 375 pp; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated . (Inventory #: 010795)
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