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TOWNLEY, Charles (1737--1805)
Figures of an antique helmet and mask of bronze, and other antiquities, discovered at Ribchester, in Lancashire. Account of antiquities discovered at Ribchester, in a letter from Charles Townley, Esq. F.R.S. and F.S.A. to the Rev. John Brand, M.A., secretary to the Society of Antiquaries.
[London]: Sumptibus Soc. Antiquar. Londini. Publish'd by the Society of Antiquaries, 23rd. April, 1799.
12 p., IV engr. pl. : [1] engr. illus. ; 54.5 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title; imprint taken from the publication line of pl. I. At head of title 'Vol. IV.' and 'Plates I, II, II, IV.'. This is the first part published of the fourth volume of the Society of Antiquaries' Vetusta monumenta which did not complete publication until 1815. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 3119. Letter dated 'January 17th 1798', including 'A Further Account ...' by Townley with an additional communication from the Rev. T.D. Whitaker. The four plates are by James Basire.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with J. Carter's The ancient architecture of England. Part I., 1795 (q.v., copy 2), and Bartholomew Howlett's The Abbey of St. Nicaise, at Rheims, 1805 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half green roan, blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 5649


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