Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Abury, a temple of the British Druids, with some others, described. Wherein is a more particular account of the first and patriarchal religion; and of the peopling of the British islands. Volume the second. By William Stukeley, ...
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
Image Not Yet Available
STUKELEY, William (1687--1765)
Abury, a temple of the British Druids, with some others, described. Wherein is a more particular account of the first and patriarchal religion; and of the peopling of the British islands. Volume the second. By William Stukeley, ...
London: printed for the author: and sold by W. Innys, R. Manby, B. Dod, J. Brindley, and the booksellers in London, 1743.
[6], vi, 102, vi p., XL pl. (3 fold.) : engr. illus. ; 35.8 cm. (2°)

In the 'Preface' to Stonehenge a temple restor'd to the British Druids, 1740 (q.v.) Stukeley expresses the intention that it and the present work should eventually form part of a much larger work on 'Patriarchal Christianity: Or, A Chronological History Of the True Religion, and of Idolatry.' Only Stonehenge and this volume were published, hence the description of the present work, describing the prehistoric remains at Avebury, as 'Volume The Second' on the title-page. The more theological material intended for vols I--V was probably used in a shorter form in his Palaeographia sacra, 2 vols, 1763 (q.v.). ESTC t146300; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3198 (a type-facsimile attributed to John Reid, 1838).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front and rear free-endpapers with notes referring respectively to Silbury Hill and Aba, a city of Phocia. Note of price, £1 7s 6d, on front pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3390


If you have any further information about this book,
please contact us:

books@soane.org.uk