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POTTER, John (1674?--1747)
[Archaeologiae Graecae. Latin. 1702]
Archaeologia Graeca, sive Vetervm Graecorvm: praecipve vero Atheniensivm, ritvs civiles, religiosi, militares et domestici, fvsivs explicati per Joanem Pottervm.
Lvgdvni Batavorvm excudit Petrus Vander Aa, bibliop., 1702.
[8], 788 [i.e. 394], [14] p., IX engr. pl. (1 fold.) ; 40.0 cm. (2°)

First published in English in 1697 (vol. I only, q.v.) and reissued with the second volume in 1699. This Latin translation was also issued as vol. XII of Jacob Gronovius, Thesaurus Graecarum antiquitatum, Leyden 1697--1702, but there is no evidence that the present copy is part of a larger work. (See BAL Early printed books, no. 2604 (1699 ed.).) The main text is numbered in 788 columns. Title-page printed in red and black, with engraved vignette.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 9s. on 5 July 1815 (Spiers Box). Inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Caligula 9 / Fine impressions of the Plates / =9s=. Pencil notes (in Dutch, or shorthand?) inscribed in margins.

Binding C18th calf, blind-tooled panels and borders, blind-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3068


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