Louis Barré (born in 1799 in Lille, died on February 18, 1857 in Lille) was a French anglicist, romanicist and lexicographer.
The work ”Herculanum et Pompei. Recueil general des peintures, bronzes, mosaiques, etc.” was designed by Barré in eight volumes. We offer here only the last volume (which is actually a kind of appendix), but this volume VIII is by far the rarest and most valuable of all.
This volume VIII is called the Secret Museum (Musee Secret) because it deals with the erotic, even pornographic side (we could say) of Roman art.
The city Herculaneum and Pompeii were destroyed and buried under volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The work contains 60 engravings, immortalizing the Roman art we were talking about before, each engraving being explained by a wide and pertinent comment.
The book is just in fair condition, because it contains a few halos of water. It also has problems with binding, a few pages are detached, but the book is complete.
The pictures are part of the description
- Number of Books
- Archaeology, Art, History
- Author/ Illustrator
- M.L. Barre/H. Roux Aine
- Book Title
- Herculanum et Pompei - Tome VIII (Musee Secret)
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Firmin Didot freres
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 25×17 cm