MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall.
Title Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose].
Book Condition First Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Portrait of Michell & c.pp290, bound without half-title[?], binding a little scuffed or darkened, else a very good copy. The 5 plates of ruins at Petra, Thebes, Pompeii, Verona, and Baalbec are quite browned at the edges : the book is otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Publisher London, William Tegg & Co 1849.
Seller ID 1115
The scarce First Edition of a long poetical work comprising 'Descriptions of nearly all the existing remains of ancient peoples & kingdoms in the old & new world' [DNB] : arranged in three sections as Ruins of the Dark Era, the Classical Era, and Miscellaneous Ages respectively : and with very extensive prose notes. *** Michell 1807 - 1880 was a Cornish writer encouraged by Thomas Campbell & other literati. This is his first successful book : by 1875 it had run through six editions. *** Copies of this First Edition are held only at the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, and at the Bodleian L:ibrary and Cambridge University Library. The NUC Catalogue locates 1 copy only in American libraries.
Poetry Petra: Egypt: the Americas: Indian rock temples Cornwall ruins Petra, Thebes, Pompeii, Verona amphitheatre, Baalbec.