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2 June 2008
JONES, Inigo (1573-1652). The most notable Antiquity of Great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain. Restored by Inigo Jones Esquire, Architect Generall to the late King. London: Printed by James Flesher for Daniel Pakeman, 1655. Small 2° (289 x 195mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Inigo Jones by Hollar after Van Dyck, title printed in red and black, 7 folding or double-page woodcut plates, woodcut illustrations (one plate frayed and lightly soiled at lower margin, some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Contemporary calf (rubbed, new endpapers). Provenance: George Brenden (18th-century signature on title); "Sept. 15, 1768. Sir George Brenden presents his affectionate Respects to his worthy Niece, Elizabeth Duchess of Manchester, and desires her Grace will do him the Honour of placing this curious Treatise of Stoneheng amongst the books in her Library" (inscription on front free endpaper); some 17th and 18th-century marginal annotations; Kimbolton Castle (library label). FIRST EDITION. Wing J954; Brunet III, 563; Fowler 158.
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