Abury, a Temple of the British Druids, With Some Others, Described.
London: for the authors, 1743. Folio [frontis., t-p (2), dedication to Henry, Earl of Pembroke (4), preface ivi, 1102, index ivi pp.] Frontispiece (giant foldout of view of Abury), and 39 plates including 6 folding. Half calf with marbled board, lettered in gilt on backstrip. Binding darkened, worn at extremities, plates browned and stained. Not a very good copy but sufficient unto itself. First edition of Stukeleys famous study of Avebury, a pioneering work in archeology meticulously illustrated. William Blake was probably familiar with Stukeley's work on Avebury, for the final plate of Jerusalem includes a view of the serpent temple based on the plate facing p. 14 in Abury, a Temple of the British Druids." See Ruthven Todd, Tracks in the Snow, pp. 47-53 and plate 14.
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