Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.
Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.
Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.
Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.
Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.

Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819. 2 Vols.

London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xxiv, (4), 1 plate, 198, 207pp. Bound in 3/4 crushed green leather over decorative paper-covered boards with gilt ruling on cover, gilt ruling, tooling and lettering on spine. Marbled front endpapers. Engraved portrait of the author and architectural frontispiece engraving with tissue guard in volume 1. Frontispiece engraving view of Pompeii with tissue guard in volume 2. vignettes at beginning and end of each chapter. Sir William Gell was a classical English archaeologist 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. This 1832 edition, written by Willam Gell alone, incorporates the results of the latest excavations. Profusely illustrated with 88 impressive full page engravings, two of them hand colored, including some plans, all with tissue guards. Binding rubbed, lightly bumped at corners and some wear along edges and at spine. Ex Libris on inside cover. Short penciled entries on free endpaper. Starting at frontispiece in volume 1. previous owner's name inked onto free endpapers of both volumes. Book blocks lightly age-toned. Binding in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. vg. Item #35519

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