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Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press, 2002. - A scroll book 11 inches high, opening to 25 feet. The scroll opens with a flap of papyrus. The illustrations are reproductions of the first accurate images of the Tower of the Winds (James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, The Antiquities of Athens, 1762). Housed in a hinged cylinder lined with a map of Athens. The scroll cases were produced from dyed, hand-shaped Arches paper. Fine. One of 200 copies printed letterpress in Adobe Heraculanum type. Written, printed, and bound by van Velzer and Gotthold. The text follows the written record; bibliographical references are provided. The octagonal Tower of the Winds, or Horologium, on the Agora of Athens was built circa 50 BC. Each of its eight sides bears a frieze of one of the eight wind deities. Beneath are 8 sundials, and a waterclock in the interior.
      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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