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MAZOIS, Charles Franççois (1783-1826). Les ruines de Pompéi. Paris: Firmin Didot [vols. III-IV: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères], [1812]-1838. 4 volumes, broadsheet 2° (588 x 433mm). Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece to vol. I, title vignettes, and 200 engraved and/or etched plates, most after Mazois, 16 hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured, 9 double-page or folding, vol. IV with additional double-page lithographic map and plate XLII is a lithograph, engraved head- and tailpieces. (Variable spotting and browning, particularly heavy to last two tissue guards in vol. IV, light dust-soiling to edges.) Original publisher's mottled paper covered boards, spines with red morocco gilt lettering-pieces, uncut (extremities rubbed, head- and tailcaps to vols I and II a little defective).

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MAZOIS, Charles Franççois (1783-1826). Les ruines de Pompéi. Paris: Firmin Didot [vols. III-IV: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères], [1812]-1838. 4 volumes, broadsheet 2° (588 x 433mm). Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece to vol. I, title vignettes, and 200 engraved and/or etched plates, most after Mazois, 16 hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured, 9 double-page or folding, vol. IV with additional double-page lithographic map and plate XLII is a lithograph, engraved head- and tailpieces. (Variable spotting and browning, particularly heavy to last two tissue guards in vol. IV, light dust-soiling to edges.) Original publisher's mottled paper covered boards, spines with red morocco gilt lettering-pieces, uncut (extremities rubbed, head- and tailcaps to vols I and II a little defective). 'THE FIRST PUBLICATION TO DISCUSS THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS OF [POMPEI] IN FULL NEOCLASSICAL DETAIL' (RIBA). Compiled after three years' research, it was the intended start of a series on Paestum, Herculaneum, and Pozzuoli. Discoveries are placed in four disinct groups: tombs, city walls and doorways; dwellings; colonnades; theatres and temples. Without the dedication leaf in vol. I, as the Royal Academy Library copy. Borroni 7475; Furcheim, Bibliografia di Pompei pp.58-59: 'On ne trouve que rarement des exemplaires de cet ouvrage très-estimé'; García y García, Nova bibliotheca pompeiana pp.797-798 no. 9073; E.G. Corti, The Destruction and Resurrection of Pompeii and Herculaneum (London: 1951), p.170; RIBA 2092. (4)

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