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Pompeiana, Sir William Gell, 1832  

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Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations Since 1819.

Gell, Sir William


Jennings and Chaplin



2 vol. [8], xxiv, 198 pp.; [4], 207 pp. 88 plates total, including 3 frontispieces, 2 of which are hand colored. Illustrated.  (4to), 9½x6¼ in., red leather tooled and titled in gilt, all edges gilt. Later Edition.

Sir William Gell was a classical English archeologist and illustrator collaborating with John P. Gandy, English architect, on this publication. Pompeiana is considered an important work helping to open the results of the excavations to English readers.

Lot Amendments

Extremities rubbed; gift inscription on front flyleaf; some foxing and offsetting; overall very good.

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