New York: Collins, 1833. Second Edition. Quarter leather and marbled boards. 8vo, tan quarter leather and marbled boards, 508 pages. Very good / None. Item #29
Important Collection of Primary Sources and Notes on Ancient Rome. Interesting facts that are well documented.
Second Edition expanded with notes from Niebuhr; therefore, highly useful compendium.
Alexander Adam (1741 – 1809) was a Scottish teacher and expert classicist who greatly advanced the study of Roman antiquities. Among his pupils were Walter Scott and Francis Jeffrey.
19th Century quarter leather calf binding.. Sewing tight and very usable. One-inch of toning offset on endpapers caused by oxidation of leather binding. Second panel from top in maroon leather, gilt-stamped with title and author's name. Pages relatively bright though very slight browning to edges and occasional light foxing.