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STANHOPE, John Spencer (1787--1873)
Olympia; or, topography illustrative of the actual state of the plain of Olympia, and of the ruins of the city of Elis. By John Spencer Stanhope, F.R.S. and correspondent of the Royal Institute of France.
London: printed for Rodwell and Martin; by Thomas Davison, 1824.
[6], 63, [1] p., engr. frontis., [13] pl. : [3] engr. illus. ; 55.8 cm. (2º)

Most of the plates were drawn by Peter de Wint after sketches by the architect, Thomas Allason (1790--1852) who accompanied John Spencer Stanhope and his brother, Edward on their travels to Greece in 1814. In a variant of the title-page (cf. BAL) the name of Davison is omitted from the title-page. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3149.

Copy Notes Large paper copy. With the printed red paper label of the booksellers and publishers, Priestley & Weale, No. 5, High Street, Bloomsbury pasted on the front pastedown-endpaper and with a copy of their duodecimo catalogue of works published and in preparation (q.v.) tipped in at the end. Bought from Priestley & Weale for 5 guineas on 24 May 1826. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.9).

Binding C19th half sheep, gilt-ruled spine, brown paper boards.

Reference Number 3338


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