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CHRISTIE, James, the younger (1773--1831)
[Disquisition upon Etruscan vases. 1806]
A disquisition upon Etruscan vases; displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis, and the Chinese feast of lanterns, with explanations of a few of the principal allegories depicted upon them.
London: printed by William Bulmer and Co.; for T. Becket, 1806.
vi, [2], 99, [1] p., XVI pl. : engr. & wdcut illus. ; 37.2 cm. (4°)

Anonymous. By James Christie. Another edition of the same year was privately printed in only 100 copies.

Copy Notes Large paper copy. Inscribed in ink on verso of title-page To John Soane Esq.re / with the Author's Respects. Christie later presented Soane with a copy of the 1825 edition (q.v.).

Binding C19th black paper boards backed in dark brown cloth, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Christie./ On Etruscan Vases.'.

Reference Number 1899


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