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CLARKE, Edward Daniel (1769--1822)
The tomb of Alexander a dissertation on the sarcophagus brought from Alexandria and now in the British Museum by Edward Daniel Clarke LL.D. ...
Cambridge printed by R. Watts at the University Press for J. Mawman and sold by Payne London by Deighton and Barrett Cambridge and Hanwell and Parker Oxford, 1805.
[6], 105, [3], 107--161, [3] p., [5] engr. pl. : [1] engr. illus. ; 27.5 cm. (4°)

Includes a portrait of Alexander the Great (drawn by Henry Howard ARA, engraved by Anker Smith ARA) taken 'From a silver tetradrachm of Lysimachus In the possession of the Author'. The daughter of the architect William Wilkins is thanked for supplying the drawing for an engraved vignette on p. 23 of other coins and medals in Clarke's collection. With a plate showing a diagrammatic elevation and plan of the tomb (bound facing p. 41 in this copy), which is not included in the list of plates. Plate [1], an aquatint view of the sarcophagus, is printed in green. BAL, Early printed books, no. 651.

Binding Original C19th yellow paper boards backed in white paper, printed paper spine-label reading 'Clarke's / Tomb / of / Alexander'.

Reference Number 1948


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