Lot 218: British Antiquities.- King Canute.- - a bound volume containing 12 discrete short works of various dates...
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: a bound volume containing 12 discrete short works of various dates culled, mostly, from proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries , many by Richard Gough, some bearing imprints, 18 steel- or copper-engraved plates and 10 maps, 4 plates and all maps folding, copper-engraved illustrations, woodcut vignettes and tail-pieces, ex libris of Prinknash Abbey to front free endpaper, bookplate of John G. Tolhurst to front pastedown, foxing and offsetting, soiling and creasing to extreme fore edges, also a few short closed tears, later half morocco, a little worn along extremities, rubbed elsewhere, joints splitting a little, 4to , [each 18th cent.] Richard Gough (1735-1809), topographer and antiquary; beqeathed to the Bodleian an invaluable mediæval map of Britain (dubbed 'The Gough Map'). Includes Gough's A Catalogue of the Coins of Canute , his Conjectures on an Ancient Tomb in Salisbury Cathedral , and his A Roman Altar inscribed to Belatucader ; also the anonymous An Essay on the Rise and Progress of Geography in Great-Britain and Ireland Illustrated with Specimens of our Oldest Maps , Samuel Pegge's Observations on an Ancient Font at Burnham Deepdale in Norfolk , and sundry short pieces by Samuel Carte.