1824 The Description of Greece
The Description of Greece by Pausanias, Translated from the Greek. With Notes in Which the Mythology of the Greeks is Unfolded from a Theory Which Has Been for Many Ages Unknown, published in 1824. Illustrated with Maps and Views. The rare second augmented edition of Thomas Taylors translation of this ancient account of Greece.
Fold out engravings are in beautiful condition with light foxing but all intact as extensive fold out maps. Includes fold out engravings of: A View of the Doric Portico of Athens In it’s Present State, A View of the Temple of Jupiter Olympius at Athens, The Ionic Temple on the Ilissus at Athens (For Artemis the Huntress), View of the Temple of the Winds with part of the Acropolis, etc. Bound hardback in beautiful marbled paper and calf, raised spine hubs and marbled text block.
Gilt lettering on spine. Some wear to marbled paper on volume one, else in superb condition. A very good set of this study of ancient Greece.