New Orleans: Gabici's Music Stores.
Album of fifty line engravings, executed on copper, by the most eminent artists at Rome in 1849; secreted from the Papal Police after the "restoration of order," and just imported to America. With a preface and index, and appropriate descriptions in English, Italian, and French. , 29, pp. Pictorial half title in color, and 50 single- sided plates of a highly satirical nature. Slim oblong 4to, original brown cloth stamped in gilt & blind (edges of cloth worn; neatly re-cased with most of original spine preserved; front endpaper wrinkled; small pale stain at bottom edge of several plates, otherwise a very clean copy). New Orleans: Gabici's Music Stores, . First edition. Scarce. Very good (+).
Very scarce American illustrated book.
Condition: Very Good(+)