London: George Bell and Sons, 1875. Small Octavo. A new edition, revised and enlarged with added descriptions of some of the more important discoveries made in the process of the excavations up to 1874. p. 247 has an added view the amphitheatre during the fight with the Nucerians, two other new engravings have been added, one of the Rape of the Palladium, the other of the cast of a corpse discovered in 1873. The plan of Pompeii has been brought up to date and a plan which now shows the town divided into Regions and Insulae. frontispiece. xv, 587pp. An account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors. illustrated with nearly three hundred wood engravings, some folding, a large map, and a plan of the forum. Bound in a gift binding of full dark green morocco pictorially stamped in gilt with emblem for King's College of London, decorated in blind, flat spine fully gilt decorated, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, engraved presentation notice to front pastedown, previous owner's name date 1945 to front free endpaper. some rubbing to corners and joints, internally fresh.
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