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Pompeiana The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii. Three Volume Matched Set
London, Rodwell and Martin & Lewis A. Lewis 1817-19 & 1835 - London: Rodwell and Martin, 1817-1819. First Edition. Large 8vo, Octavo -- 24.1 cm. 6 unnumbered plates including frontis, [xxxi], (1) Advertisement, 273 pp., 77pp full-page and fold-out engraved plates, including numerous highly detailed fold-out plans and 1 hand-colored plate and 1 colored line drawing plate, (1) Emendations, (1) Directions To The Binder -- all in excellent condition. Matching the above set with full-brown ruled pebbled calf, spines with five raised bands and bright gilt titles. All page edges gilt. Marbled end leaves, front pieces with original tissue guards, no prior ownership markings, tight hinges and bindings, some normal offsetting opposite engravings, all page edges in bright gilt. A very clean set internally handsome, impressive and well-preserved set. Sir William Gell was an English classical archaeologist. His best-known work is Pompeiana; the Topography, Edifices and, Ornaments of Pompeii, the first part of which he was assisted by J. P. Gandy. A magnificent body of work considered the definitive work on the excavations of Pompeii. WITH: Pompeiana The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments Of Pompeii, The Result of Excavations Since 1819 Ð in two volumes By Sir William Gell, M.A., F.R.S. F.S.A. London : Lewis A. Lewis. 1835. Large 8vo, Octavo Ð 24.1 cm. Volume I: [xxiv], (1), 198 pp; Volume II: (4), 207 pp. Totaling 88 engraved plates Ð 2 plates of which are hand-colored. 30 mounted vignettes. Full-brown ruled pebbled calf, spines with five raised bands and bright gilt titles. Marbled end leaves, front pieces with original tissue guards, no prior ownership markings, tight hinges and bindings, some normal offsetting opposite engravings, all page edges in bright gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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