Niccolini, Antonio. Quadro in musaico scoperto in Pompei a di 24 Ottobre 1831.

Naples, Stamperia Reale, 1832.

4to. (2), 91, (1), XXIV pp. With 11 (1 coloured, 2 folding) engr. plates and 2 colour specimens in the text. Contemp. half calf with original wrapper cover mounted.


First edition of the first scholarly description of the Alexander Mosaic discovered in the House of the Faun in Pompeii in fall 1831.

Slightl browning; top right corner shows small Vesuvian burn stain throughout (not touching text). From the library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.


Borroni 7504.