Angell, Samuel / Evans, Thomas. Sculptured Metopes Discovered Amongst the Ruins of the Temples of the Ancient City of Selinus in Sicily.

London, Priestley & Weale, 1826.

Large folio (320 x 450 mm). (4), 56 pp. With 1 engr. in the text and 9 (3 partly coloured) engr. plates. Contemp. boards with printed spine label.


First edition.

"This work is 'the first to discuss polychromatic decoration in Greek architecture' (Blackmer Cat. 34), the metopes having been discovered by Angell and William Harris. It is dedicated to William Hamilaton and the subscribers include Bröndsted, Cockerell, Clarke, Dallaway, Gell, Hope, Inwood, Leake, Millingen and Wilkins" (Sotheby's, Blackmer).

The text engraving shows a plan of Selinunt (Sciacca). Title page browned; some brownstaining to last leaf of text and plates. From the collection of Henry Myron Blackmer with his bookplate on the front pastedown.


Pollen 33. Mira I, 39. Borroni 9268. Blackmer 374 (£450, this copy).

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