Excerpt from Handbook of Ancient Roman Marbles: Or a History and Description of All Ancient Columns and Surface Marbles Still Existing in Rome, With a List of the Buildings in Which They Are FoundThe following little treatise does not pretend to be scientific, or complete, or classical. 'it merely deals with an interesting subject from a picturesque, histori cal, and (most especially) a local point of view. The study of marbles, as such, would occupy a life-time, and require an efficient training in the principles of geology, mineralogy, and chemistry. I have done little more than give a list, with approximately ac curate names, of the few hundred species which are found in the churches and galleries of Rome; and which invite the attention of the English visitor, first, because they are beautiful; secondly, because of their historical associations; and, thirdly, because they are confined within the space of a few square miles, and may be leisurely examined in the course of an ordinary season. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
|Author||H W Pullen|
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|Number Of Pages||212|
|Part Number||black & white illustrations|