Cardinal de Zelada’s Aes Grave, with Additional Illustrations in Ink

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Cardinal de Zelada’s Aes Grave, with Additional Illustrations in Ink
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(Borghesi, Pietro, and Cardinal Francesco Xavier de Zelada). DE NUMMIS ALIQUOT ÆREIS UNCIALABUS, EPISTOLA. Romæ: Ex Typographia Generosi Salomonii, 1778. 4to [27 by 20.5 cm], contemporary straight-grained brown quarter morocco with marbled boards; spine decorated in gilt; red morocco spine label, gilt. 36 pages; engraved title vignette; fine engraving of a coin in the text; engraved initial, headpiece and two tailpieces; 40 well-engraved plates of aes grave (numbered I + IIII + XII + V + I + V + VI + III + III). Following this are bound 9 additional leaves including two blanks, three of them bearing handwritten notes in an 18th-century hand regarding early Roman coins, one including a pencil sketch of a semis from the Ailly collection, and three of them with well-rendered and charming ink illustrations of early Roman coins with commentary. An attractive copy, very near fine. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]