Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1862. Large folio (580 x 410 mm; 22.5 x 16 inches). vii, , -127 pages. 96 lithographs mounted on guards, of which 12 double-page, and two tri-fold. Publisher's cloth-backed boards, untrimmed. Inkstamp on title, plate 34 separated from guard, some light wear at sheet edges, somehat shaken and leaned, but overall a clean copy in original condition. Item #404975
FIRST EDITION, of the first volume in the 'Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum': "The most extensive corpus of Latin inscriptions is the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL). Initiated by Theodor Mommsen in 1853, its first volume was published a decade later, and new parts of the corpus are still being prepared and published over 150 years later... From the start, it had the ambitious aim of publishing all Latin inscriptions, as an extension of the project initiated in 1815 by the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences for publishing all Greek classical inscriptions as Corpus Inscriptionum Graecarum" (Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy).