Lot 436: Mazois (Francois). Les Ruines de Pompei dessinees et mesurees par F. Mazois pendant les annees MDCCCIX, MDCCCX, MDCCCXI, first & second parts only (of four only), Paris, 1812-, half-title, fine engraved title by G.B. Cipriani after Mazois, engraved head- and tail-pieces, 70 copper engraved plates, including title to second part by Cipriani, Ruga, Balzar, Parboni, etc., occasional light spotting and offsetting, minor dampstain to extreme lower margins, contemporary green half morocco gilt, rubbed and some marks, large folio. RIBA 2092 'the first publication to discuss the archaeological remains of the site in full neo-classical detail'. The whole work was published in four parts between 1812 and 1815, with a total of 201 plates. (1)
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