1880 Pompeii Destruction Mount Vesuvius Volcano ROME Pompeiana Illustrated Gell

GELL, William

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In the 18th-century, the famous ancient city of Pompeii was discovered, and excitement spread throughout Europe of the finding of a buried Roman city. Authors such as William Gell contributed to the mystique, writing books with illustrations of the excavations and Roman ruins found under the ash. ‘Pompeiana’ was first published in 1817 and depicts famous Pompeii landmarks such as the amphitheater, the Greek Temple, and of course an impressive view of Mount Vesuvius.

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1880 Pompeii Destruction Mount Vesuvius Volcano ROME Pompeiana Illustrated Gell

 

In the 18th-century, the famous ancient city of Pompeii was discovered, and excitement spread throughout Europe of the finding of a buried Roman city. Authors such as William Gell contributed to the mystique, writing books with illustrations of the excavations and Roman ruins found under the ash. ‘Pompeiana’ was first published in 1817 and depicts famous Pompeii landmarks such as the amphitheater, the Greek Temple, and of course an impressive view of Mount Vesuvius.

 

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GELL, William

 

Pompeii, its destruction and re-discovery: with engravings and descriptions of the art and architecture of its inhabitants

 

New York: Worthington, [1880]

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vi, 24, unpaginated
    • 76 plates
  • Provenance: Matthew B. DuBois
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11in X 9in (30cm x 23cm)

 

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

GELL, William

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete