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Folio Society: Pompeii by Mary Beard

June 30, 2013

Pompeii - The Life Of A Roman Town book

Mary Beard’s bestseller in a new illustrated edition

Now available at Heffers £39.95

Call us on 01223 463217 or email to order your copy.

Features a new introduction by Ferdinand Mount, former editor of the Times Literary Supplement
Three-quarter bound in cloth with a Modigliani paper side
Set in Plantin
32 pages of coloured plates (one or two images per plate) plus coloured frontispiece
19 black and white figures in the text (mostly building plans)
Street plan of Pompeii on front endpapers
Map of Bay of Naples on rear endpapers
Chapters include:
– Street Life, Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), and
– The Pleasure of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths.

The Folio Society

The Folio Society is a London- based publisher of fine books designed to be collected and treasured for years to come.


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