Pompeii and Herculaneum: The Glory and the Grief by Marcel Brion hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Paul Elek, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains a glossary of terms. 8th impression. [First Edition: 1960] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans; Maps;
From the cover: POMPEII a city dramatically obliterated by lava two thousand years ago; but miraculously not destroyed simply entombed.
Marcel Brion, as historian, novelist and art critic brings to colourful life this bustling first century metropolis. The tremendous drama of the earthquake in 62 A. D. , and the tragedy of the holocaust 17 years later, are empathetically presented. Brion also recounts the painstaking task of removing the protective layer of lava which revealed as if a clock had abruptly stopped this Greco-Roman city beneath.
Over 180 photographs, with many in colour, were taken especially for this book and include objects rarely, if ever seen, even by visitors to the archaeological museum in Naples.
You will be moved by the story of the horror which befell POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM and, reading this book, you will marvel at the magnificence they left behind.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and head of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
240 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 8″.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my History Rome category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…