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Tanzer, Helen H.

The villas of Pliny the Younger.

The villas of Pliny the Younger.

New York, Columbia University Press 1924.

Reference: 15252

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8vo. xxii + 152pp, including 56 plates (mostly photo reproductions of theoretical reconstructions of Pliny’s villas). Publisher’s quarter cloth, printed paper label on upper cover, slightly worn at head and foot of spine and at outer corners. Ink ownership inscription of Oliver Brogan, 26 January 1937. Subsequently John Bury’s copy, with his book label and that of his son Michael Bury.

The first twentieth century attempt to bring together for comparative purposes the different reconstructions of Pliny’s Laurentine and Tuscan villas proposed by architects and scholars from the early seventeenth century onwards.