Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temple
Louis Palma Di Cesnola
New York : Harper & Brothers, 1878.
Octavo. First edition. xix, 456 pp.: plates, illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm. Modern green leather, red leather spine label. Rubbing, tape residue on front flyleaf. Occasional spotting and offsetting.
Cesnola fought on the Union side in the American Civil War, achieving the rank of Colonel, and was appointed U.S. Consul to Cyprus a few months after his honorable discharge in the Fall of 1864. While in Cyprus he amassed a large collection of antiquities, many of which were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.