Paris, Furne, 1852, 673pp. marbled endpapers, with 26 engraved plates and many plates in the text, large fold out view of Rome as frontispiece, some minor foxing to the plates and certain pages, half leather binding, marbled boards, gilt title on spine, hinges and bottom of spine suffering. Impressive book on the history of Rome. Written by Jean Bernard Marie Lafon dit Jean-Bernard Mary-Lafon, born 26 May 1810 in Lafrançaise and died 24 June 1884 in Montauban. He was an author, historian, linguist and playwright.