BIANCHINI, Francesco (1662-1729) - La istoria universale provata con monumenti e figurata con simboli de gli antichi. Rome: Antonio de' Rossi, 1747. Second edition of Bianchini's work dealing with the history of humanity through archaeological evidences. 4to (285 x 200mm). Engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black with engraved printer device, engraved portrait of the author, woodcut initials, frames and endpieces, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, 13 plates of which 7 folding (without blank 4E6, widespread wormholes and browning also on the plates, light stains). Modern half calf with marbled boards (lightly rubbed, wormholes on spine). Provenance: on spine two labels with ancient signatures.