Palermo: Tipografia Roberti, 1838. Hardbound. 3/4 brown leather with 5 raised bands, dark green boards. 87, (3)pp., 28 plates (2 folding; 1 plate, No. 6 is lithographic). 5 text illustrations. VG- (Internally, scattered minor foxing; front cover detached but present; art library bookplate and armorial bookplate of former owner, British architect, Georg John Vulliamy.). Item #114563
Text is in Italian. A sumptuous and magnificent work on the 12th Century Cathedral of Monreale, known for it elaborate decorations and images of Norman Kings. The book's plates show exterior elevations, interior views, floor plans and up-close details. Scarce and quite nice. The author was a famous Italian archaeologist and wrote under a pseudonymn. In three sections. Includes text and views of other Sicilian-Norman churches as well. Formerly owned by George John Vulliamy. "George John Vulliamy (1817–1886) was an English architect who designed some buildings in Victoria Street London, several fire-brigade stations, the pedestal and sphinxes for Cleopatra's Needle on the Thames Embankment, and the sturgeon lamp posts (colloquially "dolphin lamp posts") that line the embankment." - from Wikipedia.
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