FICORONI, Francesco de' (1664-1747) - I Piombi Antichi. Rome: Girolamo Mainardi, 1740. Original edition of this work on ancient seals and medals, reproduced by numerous engravings. 2 parts in one volume, 4to (270 x 200mm). Engraved coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV on title printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece, woodcut frames, initials and endpieces, 68 illustrations on 64 engravings (frontispiece and title restored, title reinforced, waterstaining, spotting [mainly at plates XVI and XXV, 7-8 with stains]). Modern vellum, red edges, gilt spine (panels bowed, staining, lightly rubbed).