PORCACCHI, THOMASO. Funerali antiche de diversi popoli, et nationi. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1591.
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PORCACCHI, THOMASO. Funerali antiche de diversi popoli, et nationi. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1591.
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PORCACCHI, THOMASO.
Funerali antiche de diversi popoli, et nationi. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1591.
Folio (300 x 215 mm). a4 A-H6. Engraved title-page and 23 engraved illustrations within text. Woodcut head-pieces and initials, printer's mark at colophon. Period limp vellum. Intermittent browning, title with minor creasing and edge-wear, ties lacking to binding.

Second edition. Covers funerary customs of the ancient world, topical because of the period's concern over lack of burial space and concomitant poor sanitation. The engravings are after Giralamo Porro. Wellcome 5174.
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