• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    STUART James (1713-1788) and Nicholas REVETT (1720-1804). The Antiquities of Athens. London: Priestley and Weale, 1825-1830.

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    STUART James (1713-1788) and Nicholas REVETT (1720-1804). The Antiquities of Athens. London: Priestley and Weale, 1825-1830.

    4 volumes in 2, 2o (403 x 285 mm). Half-titles. Engraved portraits of Stuart and Revett, engraved frontispiece in volume 4, 191 engraved plates, and 2 additional engraved plates bound at the end of volumes 2 and 4 (some occasional spotting and mild staining). Contemporary diced russia, stamped in gilt and blind, spines gilt (repaired along spine, corners lightly bumped). Provenance: Bernard, Lord Coleridge (bookplates).

    Second edition, preceded by the first edition published in three volumes from 1762 to 1794, with two supplements issued in 1816 and 1830. "This work was of great importance in spreading the knowledge of Greek architecture, and was the source book for the later Greek revival in England" (Fowler 340). Millar, British, 81 (first edition). (2)


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