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Sketches of Vesuvius with Short Accounts of its Principal Eruptions.

Naples: George Glass, 1832.
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Naples: George Glass, 1832.

8vo (9 x 6 inches), in recent half green morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands in gilt, six gilded compartments, gilt letters in the second and third compartments. 16 colour lithographed plates (4 folding). MS inscription by the author to Sir Walter Scott to title page. Blind stamp. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Vesuvius from the sea. 2. Beds of Ancient Lava in the Fosso Grande. 3. The Hermitage, on the road leading to the Cone of Vesuvius (folding plate). 4. The Cone of Vesuvius (folding plate). 5. View of Naples, from the Aeiro del Cavallo, at the base of the Cone of Vesuvius (folding plate). 6. The Crater of Vesuvius, as it appeared on the 18th September, 1831, from the S.W. of the Cone (large folding plate). 7. Ruins of a Small Cone near the centre of the Crater. 8. The small cone, from the S.E. summit of the great cone. 9. Lava running over the S.E. edge of the Crater. 10. Lava on a level with the S.E. edge of the Crater. 11. Streams of Lava on he S.E. side of the Cone. 12. A channel formed by two walls of lava, with lava flowing along it. 13. A map of Vesuvius showing the direction of the streams of Lava in the Eruptions from 1631 to 1831 A.D. (folding) 14. Vesuvius on the night of the 27th of February, 1832. 15. The front of the stream of Lava on the 26th of December 1831. 16. The Crater of Vesuvius on the 23rd February 1832. 17. A grotto in the Lava.