Gallus: Roman Scenes of the Time of Augustus; With Notes and Excurses Illustrative of the Manners and Customs of the Romans Antiquarian, 1st English Language Edition
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Becker, W.A.; Metcalfe, Frederick [translator]. John W. Parker, 1844
English Language, Near Fine 8vo, 5 ¼” x 8”, [v] xix, 421 pp.
¾ bound leather with marbled paper over boards, five raised bands to spine, gilt titling to spine, top edge gilt, leather rubbed at hinges and fore edge, tips and edges rubbed, but headbands intact, binding tight, text block clean and unmarked throughout. Includes a translator’s Preface, an Author’s Preface, an Index, and twelve segments (Scenes) detailing the customs and manners of Romans in the time of Augustus Caesar. Includes black-and-white illustrations of the common attire, examples of household furniture, and a traditional Roman house floor plan, among others. First English Language edition of an earlier work originally published in German.