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DOUGLAS, James, Rev. (1753--1819)
Nenia Britannica; or, a sepulchral history of Great Britain; from the earliest period to its general conversion to Christianity. By the Rev. James Douglas, ...
London: printed by John Nichols, for Benjamin and John White, 1793.
vi, 197, [1] p., XXXVI aquatint pl. : illus. ; 42.0 cm. (2°)

The imprint is a cancel pasted over that of 'George Nichol in Haymarket, Bookseller to His Majesty' (see ESTC t146568). With a dedication to George Augustus Frederick, Prince of Wales to whom Douglas was Chaplain in Ordinary. The plates are by Douglas, who was an amateur portrait painter; together with some illustrations, they are printed in sepia. The title-page vignette 'Cicero discovering the tomb of Archimedes' is by Thomas Stothard (1755--1834). The ornament on p. [3] depicts a draped urn; in another issue (ESTC t146569) it depicts the Grim Reaper sitting on a tumulus. ESTC t208797.

Copy Notes The Soane copy lacks the additional title-page bearing the imprint 'printed by John Nichols; for Benjamin and John White' recorded by ESTC t208797. Inscribed in pencil on front paste-down plates akx and on rear paste-down xSx and 11:12:2, probably by the bookseller Thomas Boone.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine.

Reference Number 2121


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