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ROWLANDS, Henry (1655--1723)
Mona antiqua restaurata. An archæological discourse on the antiquities, natural and historical of the Isle of Anglesey, the ancient seat of the British druids. In two essays. With an appendix, containing a comparative table of primitive words, and the derivatives of them in several of the tongues of Europe; with remarks upon them. By Henry Rowlands, ... The second edition, corrected and improved.
London: printed for J. Knox, 1766.
xi, [5], 357, [3] p., engr. frontis. map, XIII pl. ; 26.8 cm. (4°)

First published in Dublin in 1723 shortly after the author's death. A number of the letters were written by Edward Lhuyd. The improvements in this second edition are credited to Lewis Morris (1700--1765), author of a work on Celtic Remains completed in 1760 but not published until 1878. Edited by Henry Owen. BAL, Early printed books, no. 4097; ESTC t139796.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting plate X. Bought at Christie's sale, 23 March 1813 (q.v.), lot 76 with a copy of Wilson's History of the British expedition to Egypt, 2nd ed., 1803 (q.v.), for 16s. With an illegibly faint, partly rubbed out ownership inscription in ink on the top right of the title-leaf, reading GLe[wis?].

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4262


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