RAMBLES IN ROME
An archaeological and historical guide to the museums, galleries, villas, churches, and antiquities of Rome and the campagna.
by Russell Forbes
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson, London
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Excerpt from PREFACE
The object of our work is to describe in a practical manner the points of interest in and around the Eternal City. One half of our life has been spent in studying Rome on the spot. For our guides we have had the classic authorities and recent excavations; and it has been with us a labour of love to work out from our authors the meaning of the ruins uncovered, and impart the information thus obtained to others.
The excavations of the last few years have thrown an entirely new flood of light upon the existing remains and Roman history, and have proved beyond doubt that there is a great deal more truth in the early history of Rome than has generally been supposed. It has been our privilege to watch the excavations year after year, and elucidate the remains found; and our labours have been rewarded with some not unimportant discoveries. We state nothing without citing classic authority to bear us witness, and the authority so cited agrees in a marvellous way with the ruins discovered. We feel that our efforts have been appreciated by the many hundreds whom we have iv guided to these classic spots, and we hope our book may be likewise valued by those who cannot come to Rome.
These Rambles will enable the visitor who is making a brief stay in Rome to see the principal objects of interest in a short time.
By following the instructions given much time will be saved, and the Rambler will not have to go over the same ground unnecessarily.
Visitors whose stay is limited to a few days should select the subjects they are most interested in; whilst others, who have “plenty of time,” are advised to divide the Rambles according to the time at their disposal.
S. R. F.
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Condition: This book is in very good condition. Rich hunter green decorative boards, black and gilt. Gilt on spine. Minimal rubbing/spotting on cover/spine. There is foxing and spotting, heavy on endpapers, some on title page. Interior clears up after title page with only sporadic spotting/foxing. The illustrations are lovely. There is a hand written, neat dedication on preface dated 1882. Hinges strong, binding square.
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