M.L. Barre/H. Roux Aine - Herculanum et Pompei - Tome VIII (Musee Secret) - 1840

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M.L. Barre/H. Roux Aine - Herculanum et Pompei - Tome VIII (Musee Secret) - 1840
Archaeology, Art, History - Quantity: 1 - Book

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

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Archaeology, Art, History
Author/ Illustrator
M.L. Barre/H. Roux Aine
Book Title
Herculanum et Pompei - Tome VIII (Musee Secret)
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1840
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Firmin Didot freres
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
230
Dimensions
25×17 cm
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