First edition of Bandini's Italian translation of the Breviarium historiae romanae, Eutropius's widely read history of Rome, as well as the first appearance from the Bodoni-run ducal press, at the time of this printing under the supervision of => Margherita Dall?Aglio, Giambattista Bodoni's widow. The text, which includes the original Latin set in italics beneath each section of Italian, is crisply printed on notably heavy paper ? "molto bene stampato," as Brooks puts it. This Bodoni production is now uncommon, with searches of WorldCat finding => only three U.S. institutions (University of Illinois, University of Kansas, Yale) reporting holdings. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplates of Brian Douglas Stilwell and Robert Wayne Stilwell. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). xxii, 354, [2 (errata)] pp. Brooks 1298. Contemporary quarter brown morocco and marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and acanthus motifs; binding rubbed. Very minor spots of foxing to title-page, wide-margined pages otherwise clean.