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Proceedings Volume 18 (Paperback) Loot Price: R445 Discovery Miles 4 450
Proceedings Volume 18 (Paperback): Dorset Natural History Society
Proceedings Volume 18 (Paperback): Dorset Natural History Society

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Proceedings Volume 18 (Paperback)

Dorset Natural History Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...many of them authentic "stones of Venice." In front of the house the old well, which still serves, has a "pozzo," or well head, above it. This came from one of the old palaces in Venice; it is in Istrian stone, finely carved, and it bears the coat of arms of the family to whom it originally belonged; it is of about 1490. Another, also in front of the house, is a more interesting piece. This is the capital of an antique Roman Corinthian column in white marble, which, in the Middle Ages, was hollowed out and made to serve as a well head; it came from a village on the site of the Roman City of Aquileia, near Venice, and it was probably from a portico of one of the temples, or the basilica of the city. One side is well preserved; this evidently went against a wall, but the other side is much defaced and worn, evidently from centuries of abrasion from buckets and pails. Near the vinery will be found an antique Roman marble altar with a finely cut inscription. This also was brought from Aquileia. The purport of the inscription is to record the dedication of some monument or other, probably a roadside shrine, to the local god Belenus by an "Evocatus," or pensioned legionary soldier, by permission of the authorities of Aquileia. It is interesting to note that this altar, which was obtained by the late Mr. Cavendish Bentinck in Venice, must have been preserved in some one of the palaces of that city ever since the early part of the 16th century, inasmuch as the inscription was published and known to scholars in the year 1548. A number of sculptured capitals of columns, mostly from Venice, are about the grounds; these form a series dating from the 8th or 9th down to the end of the 16th century. There remains now only one other object to ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Dorset Natural History Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-41079-5
Barcode: 9781236410795
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-41079-3

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