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Title: Esplorazioni sotto la confessione di San Pietro in Vaticano eseguite negli anni 1940-1949.
Description: Cittą del Vaticano, 1951. Two volumes. Small folio. I. Text Volume: Pp. xi, 277, (3), plus 10 coloured or tinted plates, and with 171 illustrations to text; II. Plate Volume: Pp. 17, plus 109 plates, including 6 large folding plans and 15 plates with 460 reproductions of coins. Title-pages printed in red and black. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's full red cloth, large gilt lettering and embossed emblem to covers, uncut; one cover soiled. In fine condition. Excellent set with bright, crisp interiors. ¶ ~ First and only edition. Printed in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, this is copy number 1484. Apollonij Ghetti's report on the excavations under St. Peter's Basilica. Includes a numismatic appendix by Marchese Camillo Serafini. See further: Roger T. O'Callaghan 'Recent Excavations Underneath the Vatican Crypts' (The Biblical Archaeologist 12, 1949), and 'Vatican Excavations and the Tomb of St. Peter' (The Biblical Archaeologist 16.4, 1953). Exquisitely illustrated. All the photographic plates and illustrations are printed in coloured or tinted collotype, one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. A remarkable production. [Note: a heavy set, over 7 KG).

Keywords: Archaeology archaeological excavation excavations exploration explorations survey surveys geological anthropology anthropological geology archeology classical antiquity studies near far East Greece Greek Rome Roman Egypt medieval postmediaeval history p

Price: EUR 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 4438

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