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PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN ROME by Rodolfo Lanciani with Scarce Dust Jacket (Boston, 1893)

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PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN ROME by Rodolfo Lanciani with Scarce Dust Jacket (Boston, 1893)

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PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN ROME by Rodolfo Lanciani with Scarce Dust Jacket (Boston, 1893)

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Lanciani, Rodolfo. Pagan and Christian Rome. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company (The Riverside Press, Cambridge), 1893. 

No edition stated. Hardcover. Small quarto. With the uncommon, original stiff cloth dust jacket. Beautifully bound in vellum-like cloth over thick red boards with gilt titles and device to upper front panel. Top edge gilt. 374 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Title page in red and black ink. 26 full page plates (including frontispiece), plus 90 illustrations in text. Thin red page ribbon laid in. Handsome gift inscription to front free end paper. Book corners are sharp and binding is strong and secure. A few small red marks on free endpapers from contact with the red cloth dust jacket. Jacket shows an old small moisture mark to lower right front and some rubbing but it is complete and has protected the book nicely. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

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An excellent and highly detailed work on the religious transformation of Rome from pagan times through the onset of Christianity. Includes a lengthy chapter on Pagan shrines and temples followed by additional chapters concerning Christian churches, Imperial and Papal tombs, Pagan and Christian cemeteries, and more.