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CLARKE, Edward Daniel (1769--1822)
Testimonies of different authors, respecting the colossal statue of Ceres, placed in the vestibule of the public library at Cambridge, July the first, 1803: with a short account of its removal from Eleusis, November 22, 1801.
Cambridge printed by Francis Hodson, 1803.
25, [1] p., [1] pl. ; 21.4cm. (8°)

Anonymous. By E.D. Clarke. The author was an antiquary and mineralogist who between 1799 and 1802 toured Scandinavia, Russia and Greece with a wealthy young pupil, John Marten Cripps, bringing back to London a colossal statue of a female figure from Eleusis and numerous other sculptures, some of which were lost when his ship ran aground near Beachy Head.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper, probably in the hand of George Bailey, the Museum's first curator, The following /"Testimonies" written by Edwd. Daniel Clarke LLD. / late Fellow of Jesus College / Cambridge, and Professor of / Mineralogy in that University / See the Copy of/ "Greek Marbles brought from the / Shores of the Euxine Archipelago / and Mediterannean and deposited / in the Vestibule of the Public Library / of the University of Cambridge, / by Edwd. Daniel Clarke LLD. / &c. &c. &c." / Cambridge 1809 / (page 13 to 37) / in Case 8 (q.v.). Inscribed on title-page in the same hand By / Edw. Daniel Clarke LLD.

Binding C19th black roan, blind roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule and gilt-lettered spine.

Reference Number 1947


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