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Book Number 2860 
Author William Gell; John P. Gandy 
Title Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii. 
Date 1817 
Publisher Rodwell and Martin 
Place of Publication London 
Volume Information  
Cover Early 20th c. full cloth, flat spine with cloth label. 
Illustration 73 steel engraved plates, and 10 plans and maps. The plates depict various views, and antiquites of Pompeii, numerous wood engraved text illustrations. 
Size 4to 
Condition Occasional browning at plates margins, text is mostly clean. Generally a good copy. 
Pagination P. frontis, blank, title, blank, (1), blank, vii-xxxi, (1), 1-273, blank, (1) 
Reference Graesse III, 43 
Translation Info  
Notes The paper is watermarked 1818 Sir William Gell was an English classical archaeologist. His best-known work is Pompeiana; the Topography, Edifices and, Ornaments of Pompeii, published between 1817 and 1832, in the first part of which he was assisted by J. P. Gandy. It was followed in 1834 by the Topography of Rome and its Vicinity. He wrote also Topography of Troy and its Vicinity (1804); Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca (1807); Itinerary of Greece, with a Commentary on Pausanias and Strabo (1810); and Itinerary of the Morea (1816). Although these works have been superseded by later publications, they continue to provide valuable information for the study of classical topography. John Peter Gandy was a British architect. From 1811 to 1813 he accompanied Sir William Gell as his architectural draughtsman on an expedition to Greece on behalf of the Society of Dilettanti. The write-up of the trip was published in 1817 as "The Unedited Antiquities of Attica", and in 1840 as the third volume of "Antiquities of Ionia", edited by William Wilkins. Gell and Gandy also published "Pompeiana" (1817–19), a work which came to be the standard work on the excavations at Pompeii. 
Price (US$) 1500  
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