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    DescriptionPliny the Younger (C61-112AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD which took the life of his uncle, Pliny the Elder."Ashen Sky" presents readers with a translation of Pliny's letters, accompanied by stunning black-and-white engravings by acclaimed artist Barry Moser, that magnificently illustrate the various descriptions found in the letters. Also included is a brief description of the eruption of the volcano, concise biographies of Tacitus, and of both Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, as well as a summary of how the texts of the two letters have survived until today.

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    Ashen Sky
    The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius
    Authors and contributors
    Illustrated by Barry Moser
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780892369003
    ISBN 10: 0892369000

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, NAT009000
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    BISAC V2.8: ART050000
    DC22: 769.92
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    LC classification: NE1112.M67 A4 2007
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    16 detailed relief engravings
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
    Publication date
    15 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Barry Moser is an internationally renowned wood-carving artist. His work is to be found in museums and special collections around the world.
    Review quote
    ""Ashen Sky" will enthrall anyone with an interest in Roman history and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius."--"History in Review"