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Jones, Inigo (1573-1652), Walter Charleton (1619-1707), and John Webb (1611-1672) The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly

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2764B
Lot:
286
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Jones, Inigo (1573-1652), Walter Charleton (1619-1707), and John Webb (1611-1672) The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng, on Salisbury Plain. London: for D. Browne, J. Woodman, and D. Lyon, 1725.
Second edition of Jones's text, the first edition to Charleton's response, three parts in one volume, general title printed in red and black; part one illustrated with Hollar's portrait of Jones, three text engravings, and ten of eleven engravings (seven of which are folding or double-paged), lacking the plate that should precede page 43; part two contains the portrait, and two plates, one of which is folding; part three is illustrated with ten text illustrations; some minor flaws to plates, including tears, paper flaws, et cetera; bound in later full calf, gilt spine, wove endleaves, wear to spine, old repairs to endcaps, joints cracking somewhat, 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.
Inigo Jones promulgates the theory that the ancient Romans built Stonehenge as a temple dedicated to Caelus, god of the sky.
Estimate $500-700


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Walter Charleton, John Webb, United Kingdom, London, Lyon, Stonehenge

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