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Ireland - Gell (Sir William), Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, The Result of Excavations Since 1819, two-volume set, London: Lewis A. Lewis, 1835, pp: [8], xxiv, 198; [4], 207, [1], volume I engraved title-page mutilated ...

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Ireland - Gell (Sir William), Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, The Result of Excavations Since 1819, two-volume set, London: Lewis A. Lewis, 1835, pp: [8], xxiv, 198; [4], 207, [1], volume I engraved title-page mutilated and scarring title-page and prelims, 92 full-page engravings including 2 hand-coloured plates of frescoes (a handful mutilated, of which a couple have losses), contemporary brown morocco gilt (rubbed), the covers blocked in gilt with scrolling leafy stems, flat spine lettered and dated in gilt within a fields of further scrolls, gilt turn-ins and dentelles, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers, 8vo, (2); The Rhine, Italy, and Greece, In a Series of Drawings from Nature by Colonel Cockburn, Major Irton, Messrs. Bartlett, Leitch, and Wolfensberger, With Historical and Legendary Descriptions by the Rev. G.N. Wright, M.A., [London]: Fisher, Son, & Co., [n.d. 1841], pp: 76, [4], 33 full-page named-view topographical steel engravings, contemporary pictorial mauve cloth gilt, the covers with urns within scrolls, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers, 4to, (1), [3] Provenance: Elizabeth Ridgway, of Blenheim House, Ballymaclode, County Waterford, Ireland, her ink MS Gothic script book labels to each title's pastedown.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bamfords Auctioneers - The Derby Auction House
Title: Gentlemen's Library and Grand Tour Auction of Curiosities, including a large private collection of Tribal Art and Ethnographica
Date of the auction: 7 Aug 2020
Address: Bamfords Auctioneers - The Derby Auction House
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