This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...the building to have been restored by Septimius Severus and Caracalla. The beams carry a large pediment, originally adorned ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...the building to have been restored by Septimius Severus and Caracalla. The beams carry a large pediment, originally adorned with groups of statues representing Jupiter's victories over the Gigantes. Behind and above this gable rises a second one of the same proportions, serving as an ornament of the projecting wall which connects the round building with the portico. The roof of the portico was supported by beams made of brass. According to the drawing of Serlio, these beams were not massive, but consisted of brass plates riveted together into square pipes--a principle frequently applied by modern engineers on a larger scale in building bridges, etc. Unfortunately, the material of the roof, barring some of the large rivets, has been used by Pope Urban VIII. for guns and various ornaments of doubtful taste in St. Peter's Cathedral. The large columns carrying the ugly tabernacle on the grave of St. Peter are one of the results of this barbarous spoliation. The old door, also made of brass, which leads from the portico into the interior has, on the contrary, been preserved. The outer appearance of the round building is simple and dignified. It most likely was originally covered with stucco and terra-cotta ornaments, of which, however, little remains at present; but the simple bricks, particularly in the upper stripes, THE PANTHEON AT HOME. where the insertion of the vault becomes visible, look, perhaps, quite as beautiful as the original coating. The whole cylinder of masonry is divided into three stripes by means of cornices, which break the heaviness of the outline, the divisions of the inner space corresponding to those of the outer surface. The first of these stripes is about forty feet high, and rests on A base of Travertine freestone....
Good. Des Moines, Iowa: G. S. Cline (Western Publishing), 1884. Mustard cloth, with boards decorated as shown. Good minus. Wear at head, heels and corner. Rear endpapers missing. Hinges tightened. A good, very readable copy. Hundreds (or so) of illustrations. 944 pages. A tome. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Fair in Missing jacket. Western Publishing House. 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible Acceptable-Good. Ornately illustrated and embossed boards. Boards show considerable Front free endpaper detached but present. First pages (until first page of Preface) are missing. Remainder of the book is fully intact. Dozens of rich illustrations with many full-page plates throughout. A presentable copy showing a fair degree of wear.
Very Good. Yaggy, L.W. and T.L. Haines. MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY: A Description of Ancient Life. Chicago: Western Publishing House, 1883. 944p., full leather, illus, some wear to edges, g-vg. Chapters on all aspects of ancient life and culture.
Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Leather and cloth binding with a bit of edge wear, marbled end papers and text block, gilt lettering brige, plates, drawings, few pages with faint stain at lower right corner, nice copy.
Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1880/1880. Gold cloth w/ gilt on spine & ornate gilt & balck decor on cvr. Wear & chipping at spine ends, spine darkened, wear on cors., soil on rear clean & bright frt. cvr. 3" tear on rear gutter into spine1/2". Innards are shaken, text clean & tight.
Good. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. 3/4 leather binding with gilt decor, marbled edges. Gilt fleurs and lettering at spine. Secure packaging for safe delivery.
Good. 944 pages frontispiece, illustrations, plans 25 cm. Bound in publisher's pictorial cloth. Hardcover. Hinges cracked. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.
Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life: The Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, the Cities, Places, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago
by Levi W. Yaggy
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