Pompeii & Herculaneum rare books
Third edition; 8vo., 208 pp., 77 engraved plates (2 in colour, some folding), engraved vignettes, contemporary green morocco gilt, covers with gilt borders, panelled spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others richly gilt, all edges gilt, a fine example.£350
PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista.Vedute di Roma. [bound with] PIRANESI, Francesco. Topografia delle fabriche scoperte nella cittá di Pompei.
Two works in two volumes, folio (550 x 400 mm. approx'); Vedute: the complete suite as listed by Wilton-Ely comprising double-page engraved title, double-page engraved frontispiece, 135 double-page engraved plates (including the 2 plates by Francesco Piranesi listed at the end of Wilton-Ely), the watermarks examined appear to conform to Robison 39, 57, 64 and 67; plate 243 [Wilton-Ely] with paper flaw to the centre fold lower margin, not affecting image; Pompei: the complete suite comprising a double-page engraved plate, a large folding plate and a 6-sheet plan, each sheet large and folding (3 with short marginal tear, repaired, 2 touching text); Extra-illustrated with the following plates: Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzio [Wilton-Ely 1008]; Prospetto interiore del Tempio Vaticano Il Santo Padre ... Vaticano, both of these by Francesco Piranesi; Near contemporary Russia gilt, the covers with broad gilt borders, neatly rebacked, all edges gilt.
A list giving the order of the engravings can be supplied on request.£200,000