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SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI
[Unedited antiquities of Attica. 1817]
The unedited antiquities of Attica; comprising the architectural remains of Eleusis, Rhamnus, Sunium, and Thoricus. By the Society of Dilettanti.
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and John Murray, 1817.
[8], 59, [1] p., 8, 16, 8, 7, 8, 13, 5, 10, 3 [i.e. 78] engr. pl. ; 52.9 cm. (2°)

Most of the plates were drawn by John Peter Gandy, afterwards Deering (1787--1850), Sir William Gell (1777--1836), and Francis Octavius Bedford (1794--1838) who went to Greece and Asia Minor in 1811--13. Francis Octavius Bedford may be the same as Francis Bedford who was employed as a clerk by Soane from 1797 to 1798. Other plates were drawn by James Walter, a minor architect (fl. 1825--1851). BAL, Early printed books, no. 3129; Millard II, 79.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title.

Binding C19th russia calf, blind roll-tool palmette and anthemion borders framing gilt roll-tool Greek key borders, blind and gilt roll-tooled, gilt-lettered spine, marbled edges.

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