Title Pain's Rome. Manhattan Beach. Magnificent Spectacle Grand Spectacle and Fireworks. Ancient Rome and the Burning of the City.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York Michael Printing Company 1902
Seller ID 006178
4to. Unpaginated,  pp., plus wraps. Program of a pyrotechnical spectacle, and one that surely prefigures the toga spectacles of silent films, depicting decadent Rome, a few years later. Scarce, with only copies located on OCLC First Search at the Getty and Brown. The program gives a loose exposition on the Roman Empire, its rise and fall. The spectacle zeroes in on Nero's reign. Condition: Minor light dampstain on front cover, corner. Age toning, but otherwise well preserved copy.