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Ex Voto
Samuel Butler

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EX VOTO: AN ACCOUNT OF THE SACRO MONTE OR NEW JERUSALEM AT VARALLO-
SESIA WITH SOME NOTICE OF TABACHETTI'S REMAINING WORK AT THE
SANCTUARY OF CREA 

PREFACE. 

The illustrations to this book are mainly collotype photographs by
Messrs.  Maclure, Macdonald & Co., of Glasgow.  Notwithstanding all
their care, it cannot be pretended that the result is equal to what
would have been obtained from photogravure; I found, however, that to
give anything like an adequate number of photogravures would have
made the book so expensive that I was reluctantly compelled to
abandon the idea. 

As these sheets leave my hands, my attention is called to a pleasant
article by Miss Alice Greene about Varallo, that appeared in The
Queen for Saturday, April 21, 1888.  The article is very nicely
illustrated, and gives a good idea of the place.  Of the Sacro Monte

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