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JONES, Inigo (1573--1652)
[Most notable antiquity of ... Stone-Heng. 1655]
The most notable antiquity of Great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain. Restored by Inigo Jones Esquire, architect generall to the late King.
London:, printed by James Fisher for Daniel Pakeman, and Laurence Chapman,, 1655.
[6], 109, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., 7 wdcut pl. : 3 wdcut illus. ; 30.5 cm. (sm. 2º)

First edition. The dedication to Philip, Earl of Pembroke is signed by John Webb who edited and published the book after Jones's death in 1652. Title-page printed in red and black; the final leaf is blank. Wing J954; ESTC r13850; Harris and Savage 383; BAL, Early printed books, no. 1627.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting Hollar's portrait of Jones. Plate 1 inscribed in ink with an explanation of the letters as given in the text. Plate 2 inscribed in ink with measurements as given in the text. Margins of letterpress profusely and incomprehensibly marked in pencil. Inscribed in ink on verso of second front free-endpaper in a seventeenth-century hand 5d London. Pasted down beneath this is a MS copy of part of the preface of the 1725 edition (q.v.) describing the book, in George Bailey's hand; noted in red ink is the fact that Hollar's 'Effigies' of Jones is wanting in this copy. Front paste-down inscribed in pencil 4/6.

Binding Contemporary C17th calf, blind double-rule borders and spine, later green morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2532

Additional Names Stonehenge (England: Wiltshire); Webb, John (1611--1672)

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