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Title:
Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos: In a Series of Letters, Addressed to The Royal Society...to which are added, Explanatory Notes by the Author, hitherto unpublished

Author:
Hamilton, William

Place:
London

Publisher:
T. Cadell

Date:
1773

Description:
iv, 179, [1] pp. Illustrated with 5 copper-engraved plates; folding copper-engraved map. (8vo) 7¼x4¼, period speckled calf. Second Edition. Observations on the volcanos of southern Italy and Naples by the diplomat and noted collector William Hamilton. The fine engraved plates are the same as those in the 1772 first edition, but the map is re-engraved. Hamilton is best known for his gathering up examples of classical vases, frescos and other antiquities, and the final page contains an advertisement for the four folio volumes of "A Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities." With the rubberstamp of Lewis W. MacNaughton on the front free endpaper, John Sinkankas' bookplate on the pastedown.

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Condition:
Scuffing and wear to the covers, joints cracked and quite tender, spine ends chipped, corners showing; else very good, internally clean and quite fresh.


 
Item number:
117242
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