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The British Museum. Elgin and Phigaleian marbles.

Ellis, Henry, Sir.

Published by Charles Knight, London, 1833
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A very informative account of the museum's most famous and controversial marbles. Highly illustrated with wood engravings, sometimes full-page, mostly in-text, also with plans and a map, this was "published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge" and in the series "The Library of Entertaining Knowledge." 12mo. 2 vols. I: [3] ff., Frontis., 249, [1] pp. II: viii, 271pp. (some leaves printed on one side only!). Uncut, partially unopened set. Publisher's light brown cloth, partly sunned, covers stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt; corners and spine extremities rubbed with black tape at top of each spine extending onto covers and one volume rubbed in places to the boards. Ex?social club library: each volume with a 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpapers, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Bookseller Inventory # 28760

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Title: The British Museum. Elgin and Phigaleian ...

Publisher: Charles Knight, London

Publication Date: 1833

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