Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Pompei (Pompeii). Anonymous.
Pompei (Pompeii)
Pompei (Pompeii)

Pompei (Pompeii)

NP: NP, ca. 1874. Hardcover. Sm. oblong octavo. Gold-stamped red cloth with gold lettering on spine. Rare photo-album with 49 captioned albumen prints (2 1/2" x 4") of excavations at Pompeii. The majority of the plates are of various surviving structures, three photos show the casts of Pompeii citizens-, as well as one of a dog, all "frozen" in time. Photos are mounted on heavy card stock. Captions in French. Handwritten note on free front endpaper states that the album was created shortly after 1874. Boards slightly bowed. Age wear and staining on binding. Cloth split along joints on front board. Minor chipping and tearing on rear free endpaper. Binding in fair, plates in very good condition. Scarce. Fascinating pictorial of this famous city which was destroyed in AD 79 during a long, catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius. g. Item #23501

Price: $350.00

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