Small 103 pp. descriptive volume on the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome, providing a sort of walking tour for the reader, beginning with the piazza outside the church and continuing to the church entrance, the marble floor, the various chapels within the Basilica, paintings, sculptures, and altars. Not illustrated. Some very minor scattered foxing, pages 4 and 8 with some green pencil marks. Small 12mo. Contemporary vellum, some minor age-appropriate soiling and toning, handwritten title to spine, small stain to back cover. Rome (Bernabò) 1721. Ex-libris Architetto Corrado Viettone, bookplate affixed to inside front cover. Rossetti 5421, Fossati Bellani 958, Schudt 1020.
A vividly detailed work which takes the reader on a journey through St. Peter's as it stood in the early 18th century, indicating how a visitor should move around the space and reporting, down the last detail, everything that they will see on their tour. Very scarce; as of October 2018, WorldCat locates only three holdings in North American institutions. Book ID: 48962