Sketches of Vesuvius, with Short Accounts of its Principal Eruptions, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Time.
London: Longman, Rees, Orma, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1833.
2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003231
8vo (230 x 145 mm). , 93  pp., hand-coloured lithographed map and 16 lithographed plates (5 folding, one bound as frontispiece facing title), 16-page publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Pages untrimmed, except for the adverts. Contemporary cloth, cloth and backing paper over spine heavily chipped, sewing partially broken. Text little age-toned, minor dust-soiling at margins, fraying to fore-edge of folding map, torn lower corner of one plate repaired without loss. ----
RARE SECOND EDITION, first published the year before in Naples, of John Auldjo's monograph on Mt. Vesuvius. He visited the volcano for the first time in 1831. The present work is an account of that journey with a chronological history of its eruptions. The work is fabulously illustrated from sketches by the author. - Visit our website to see more images!
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