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/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. 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.
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7; Quarter bound in cloth over Morocco with gilt decoration and titles. Beveled edges to boards. Banded spine with elaborate gilt decoration. Marbled edges and end papers. Boards are rubbed and worn with corners and fore edges wearing through. Cloth to front board is faded. Spine faded and rubbed along joints and at head & tail. Two tiny insect holes at the head of rear joint. Marbling to edges is faded. Previous owner's book plate at bottom spine corner of front free end paper. Occasional smudges, spotting and mild wear to pages, including a couple of tiny edge tears. Pages lightly toned from age. Binding straight and sound. 944 pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white throughout text, and with multiple tissue guarded black & white plates. Truly beautiful and fascinating book. Chapters include subjects like: Pompeii; Amusements; Domestic Life; Domestic Utensils; Literature; Tombs & Catacombs; etc. The engraved plates are stunning. A very handsome and interesting volume.
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Brown pebbled morocco with gilt Corner and spine are bumped and shelf worn. It has 7 steel plate engravings, and many illustrations. 944 pages of descriptions of ancient life: the employment, amusements, customs and habits, the cities, places, monuments and tombs, the literature and fine arts of 3, 000 years.
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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