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GOLDICUTT, John.
Specimens of Ancient Decorations from Pompeii. John Goldicutt. Architect: Author of The Antiquities of Sicily, and member of St. Luke at Rome.
London, Rodwell & Martin, 1825. 4to. Engr. title,+ coloured engr. title,+ (2) pp.+ 19 engr. plates, of which 18 hand coloured,+ 19 extra engr. plates (the same plates, but in an uncoloured state). Foxing in the beginning. Fine modern half vellum, gilt spine in neo-classic style, modern marbled board papers (Johanna Röjgård-Sjöberg, design by Lars Paulsrud). Garcia 6177. Furchheim p. 40. Vinet 1728. The plates are numbered 2-9 and thereafter unnumbered. It contains a double set of plates, in both a coloured and an uncoloured state. This is the second book of the architect and antiquary John Goldicutt (1793-1842), published after ?Antiquities of Sicily? 1819. He travelled through Italy together with Cook and visited Pompeii in 1816-17. He also did illustrations to the large work on Pompeii by Donaldson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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