Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

126956comp 126956 126956_1 126956_2 126956_3
126956comp
KELSALL, Charles.

Classical Excursion from Rome to Arpino.

Availability: In stock

Published: Geneva printed for the author by Manget and Cherbuliez, 1820

Stock Code: 126956

£1,000
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "The Rev. Ed. Hornby from the Author". The book was then re-presented, with an inscription below reading "George Hornby given me by my sister November 1826". This Italian grand tour account by the architect Charles Kelsall (1782-1857) is characteristically wide-ranging and digressive, including designs for a monument to Cicero in the Amalthea at Arpino. The author had been amazed to discover that none existed there; he had previously published a translation of Cicero's prosecution of Caius Verres, and dedicates this book to the lovers of Cicero's memory.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Large octavo. Uncut in original wrappers, paper label to spine.

Illustrations

Large folding engraved frontispiece after Kelsall, 3 engraved plates, 1 lithograph.

Condition

Refurbished with covers reinforced and repaired. Covers rubbed, spine creased, small marginal hole to p. 115-9. A very good copy.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo