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MACGREGORY, John (fl. 1708--1712)
An account of the sepulchers of the antients, and a description of their monuments, from the creation of the world, to the building of the pyramids, and from thence to the destruction of Jerusalem; in two parts: ... By John Mack Gregory, ...
London: printed for the author, and to be sold by J. Barns, W. Taylor, E. Curll, and G. Strahan, 1712.
[8], xxvi, [2], 108 p. ; 19.2 cm. (8º)

The text is preceded by the author's 'Proposals For Printing By Subscription, a Work, Entitul'd, The Geography and History of Turkey, in Europe, Asia, and Africa, ...'. The dedication to the Duke of Beaufort is signed 'Mack Gregory'. At the foot of p. 108 'The end of the first part'. Part 2 appears never to have been published. Pages 27 and 30 misnumbered 28 and 33 respectively. Soane made notes from this book in December 1806 concerning grottoes or caves as ancient buildings. See David Watkin, Sir John Soane: Enlightenment thought and the Royal Academy Lectures (Cambridge 1996), p. 178. ESTC t91119.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1806; on half title E Libris J Kersey / anat: chirurg. John Kersey, Surgeon of St Andrew's, Holborn, can be found in P.J. Wallis's Eighteenth century medics (Newcastle upon Tyne 1988). Inscribed in ink on front paste-down J. Manson Shop 3/6.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine.

Reference Number 2384


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