Title: AVE ROMA IMMORTALIS - STUDIES FROM THE ...
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London
Publication Date: 1905
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Illustrated Edition
x, , 617 printed pages, plus one page of publisher's adverts at the end. Lavish brocade pattern, gilt on cream, decorated endpapers. All edges gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate of George Sandison Brock on verso of front free endpaper. Folding coloured map frontispiece. Profusely illustrated throughout with duotone engravings, many full-page. Inner gilt dentelles. 14 x 20 cm. Contemporary full vellum. Spine with densely interwoven hand-tooled flowers in gilt, with red morocco label lettered in gilt and with gilt tooled borders. Both upper and lower boards have inner rectangular panels of gilt floral tooling within red morocco, gilt deorated, inlaid acanthus leaf scrolls and outer gilt, hand-tooled, scrolling borders. The name of the craftsman responsible for the beautiful binding, which appears embossed in gold in a corner of the back board, is "C. Glingler, Roma". Carlo Glingler was considered the best artistic bookbinder in Rome at the time and one of the greatest Italian bookbinders in history. George Sandison Brock, Esq., M.B.E., Comdr. Crown of Italy, CM., NLD. (Edinburgh and Rome),F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E. (Edin.), was the Principal Medical Officer of the British Red Cross Hospital, Villa Trento, Italy during W.W.I and Chief Physician at the British Embassy in Rome. Fine antique, signed book-binding in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5000