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Syria.- Archaeology.- [Wood (Robert) & James Dawkins.] Les Ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor

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Syria.- Archaeology.- [Wood (Robert) & James Dawkins.] Les Ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor
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Syria.- Archaeology.- [Wood (Robert) & James Dawkins.] Les Ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor au désert, second edition in French, half-title, 2 folding engraved plates of inscriptions and 57 plates, including a folding panorama, some foxing and staining, mostly marginal, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine richly gilt, upper cover detached, small piece from foot of spine (loosely inserted), rubbed, [cf. Fowler 443; Harris 939; Berlin Catalogue 1884], 4to, Paris, A. Constantin, Firmin Didot, Bance, 1819.

⁂ 'Here was the first of a new breed of archaeological works presenting the results of on-the-spot investigations of ancient monuments, with ostensibly accurate measured drawings of the ruins, precise descriptions of the state in which they were discovered, and exact copies of what inscriptions there were' (Harris).
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Syria.- Archaeology.- [Wood (Robert) & James Dawkins.] Les Ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor

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Syria.- Archaeology.- [Wood (Robert) & James Dawkins.] Les Ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor au désert, second edition in French, half-title, 2 folding engraved plates of inscriptions and 57 plates, including a folding panorama, some foxing and staining, mostly marginal, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spine richly gilt, upper cover detached, small piece from foot of spine (loosely inserted), rubbed, [cf. Fowler 443; Harris 939; Berlin Catalogue 1884], 4to, Paris, A. Constantin, Firmin Didot, Bance, 1819.

⁂ 'Here was the first of a new breed of archaeological works presenting the results of on-the-spot investigations of ancient monuments, with ostensibly accurate measured drawings of the ruins, precise descriptions of the state in which they were discovered, and exact copies of what inscriptions there were' (Harris).

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