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THE ROMAN EMPIRE VOLUME 1: FROM THE ETRUSCANS TO THE DECLINE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Written by Henri Stierlin.
Stock no. 1826066
Published by Taschen. 1st 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The monumental and technically highly sophisticated architecture of the Roman Empire continues to fascinate all who set eye on it. This volume traces the development of Roman architecture throughout Italy, Gaul, Spain, the Rhineland and North Africa from 800 B.C. to A.D. 330. From the Etruscans to Republican Rome and the eventual fall of the Roman Empire, this publication takes the reader on a vivid journey to Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Nero's Domus Aurea in Rome and the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Large format. Matt yellow paper boards, white titles. Colour photos. ISBN: 3822885622. A few minor grubby marks to boards. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased with some light scuff marks.
THE CHILDREN'S TOUR; OR, EVERYDAY SIGHTS IN SUNNY LAND
Written by M.A. Paull.
Stock no. 1325250
Published by T. Nelson & Sons. 1893. Very good condition.
Dark yellow pictorial cloth, gilt title to front cover and gilt vignette to spine. Pale green floral endpapers. 12 b/w plates. 294 pages, all edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped. Prize plate to front pastedown, name plate to free-endpaper. Endpapers partly browned. Some light fingering else contents clean.
Ladybird Series 561. Blue pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0721403816. Spine bumped and rubbed, small brown mark to centre of spine. Name in ink to top margin of front free-endpaper. Small, old tape marks to endpapers, prelims and last couple of pages. Some light pencil scribbling to rear free-endpaper. Contents generally clean. This is an early reprint as the last title listed on rear cover is Samuel Pepys (no 36), the first edition had this title as the last listed (no 35).
Large format. Card wraps. B/w photos, diagrams and illustrations. ISBN: 0691002797. Spine is creased and faded, with a few nicks to top and tail. Some corner creases. Browning and marks to outer page edges.
A look in detail at the structure and development of the army in the first three centuries AD, examining its organization, training and role in Roman Society, to see why it has always been accorded with such a prominent position in Rome's history and whether that view is justified. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0713471662. Name in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is price-cut.
Large format. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0491019963. Board edges rubbed, spine splitting but still tight. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Price-cut matching pictorial dustwrapper is grubby and edge-worn with a few edge tears and tape repairs.
An exhibition bringing to London some of the greatest masterpieces produced by Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Rubens and many other artists who were drawn to Rome from all over Europe in 1592-1623. Large format. Card wraps. Colour photos. ISBN: 0900946946. No slipcase.
Small format. Red cloth, gilt titles. 352 pages + advertisement pages. Lacks plan and map.
Large format. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0491019963. 1.5" split to base of spine. Cover edges are slightly unevenly faded. Contents are bright. Pictorial wrapper is edge-creased and browned to edges.
Revised edition. Popular Series. 32 colour plates. Blue cloth. Covers marked, light stain to rear, joints just starting to crack. Some light foxing throughout.