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23: Allason Thomas

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Allason Thomas, Picturesque Views of the Antiquities of Pola in Istria. London: Published by John Murray... 1819.

2 opere in 1 volume in folio massimo (450x325). Pagine [6], 67, [1]. Con 10 tavole incise (di cui 9 fuori testo e 1 nel testo) da W.B. Cooke su disegni di Thomas Allason e con 4 vignette. LEGATO CON: Goldicutt, John, Antiquities of Sicily. London: Murray, 1819. Pagine [1], con 1 frontespizio inciso e 41 tavole numerate 1-41 inicise per la maggior parte da Pinelli. Tracce di foxing sparso, in qualche parte pił accentuato, ma nel complesso 2 opere molto belle. Legatura in tutta pelle coeva con impressioni in oro. Ex libris Blackmer e Wakefield. Prima edizione. Blackmer 25: «Allason, an architect, travelled in Greece, 1814-15, as draughtsman to John and Edward Spencer Stanhope, and he produced the drawings for their works on Plataea, Olympia and Elis. Allason claimed to be the first to observe the entasis of Greek columns.The journey to Pola, the only maritime town of Istria to retain its ancient buildings, was made via Trieste w hile he was travelling with the Stanhopes. Allison dedicated his work to the Society of Dilettanti, which had long been interested in Pola and had wanted to erect a building of its own in Piccadilly modeled on the temple at Pola. The vignettes include a view of the Acropolis at Athens». Brunet I, 188; Fossati Bellani, 7445; Graesse I, 79.

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