LOT 388
SOLD €150,00

[Art history] Description of the collection of the Elgin marbles in the British Museum,

vols. VI-VIII. London, printed by W. Nicol for the British Museum, J. Murray etc., 1830-1839. 3 vols., (4),VII,(1),32; (2),75,(1); 209,(1) p. 4to. W. engr. title ills., and 24/ 19/ 56 engr. plates by a.o. R. Pollard, G. Cooke, H. Moses, mainly after after H. Corbould, orig. unif. boards w. paper letterpieces on front covers and spines. Occas. minor defects and annotations in pencil. Overall a fine set.

Scientific descriptions w. detailed plates of the Elgin marbles, the marble friezes and sculptures taken from the Parthenon in 1816 and now housed in the British Museum. From the beginning, the transport of the sculptures to England was disputed.

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