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KENNETT, Basil (1674--1715)
[Romae antiquae notitia. 1704]
Romæ antiquæ notitia: or, the antiquities of Rome. To which are prefix'd two essays: concerning the Roman learning, and the Roman education. By Basil Kennett ... The third edition revised, corrected, and augmented with new sculptures.
Oxford printed at the Theater: for Timothy Child, and Robert Knaplock. London, 1704.
[48], 375, [29] p., engr. frontis. port., [13] pl. (7 fold.) ; 19.4 cm. (8º)

Kennett's earliest and most important work was first published in 1696, the year he received his M.A., from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. It went through many editions, of which Soane also owned the ninth (1731, q.v.) and the twelfth (1754, q.v.). The portrait showing the author in his early twenties was engraved by James Nutting. This was replaced in subsequent editions by a later portrait by Michael Vandergucht. This is a reissue; the title-page is a cancel. With an engraved publisher's vignette on the title-page and a final leaf of errata. A variant has page 375 misnumbered 37. ESTC t90748; Schudt 756.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane with an earlier inscription dated 1706 crossed out; inscribed in ink on front paste-down endpaper Jno Hand Junr/ ffebr 1738/9.

Binding C18th Cambridge style calf, gilt-rule spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2543


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