VASI, Mariano, and Antonio NIBBY. New Guide of Rome. Rome, Monaldini, English Reading Rooms, Piazza di Spagna, 1845.
8vo. Contemporary Italian full vellum (probably commissioned by the publisher), spine ornamented in gilt and two contrasign lettering-pieces; pp. xxxvi, 532, wood-engraved vignette tot title, 28 fien engraved plates, large engraved folding city map at rear, vellum a little spoted and toned in places, title-page with upper margin replaced with an old strip of matching paper, occasional ligh spoting, mainly marginal, to plaets, a very attractive copy.
First edition. Edited by Luigi Piale this English language guide book (peinted first, the year before, this being the second unaltered printing) is divided into eight day of sight-seeing for the serious tourist interested in antiquities and architecture. Antonio Nibby was the authority of Rome in the first half of the 19th entury and an eminent early archaeologist, who worked together with William Gell and excavated both the Cloaca Maxima and the area of the Forum Romanum.