Reliquiae Britannico-Romanae, containing figures of Roman Antiquities discovered in various parts of England.

Reliquiae Britannico-Romanae, containing figures of Roman Antiquities discovered in various parts of England.
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London: printed by T. Bensley for Cadell & Davies, etc., [1801-]1813-1815. 3 parts in one volume, large folio, 3 additional colour-printed and hand-finished engraved vol. titles, engraved dedication, 7 engraved part titles, 6 of which color-printed and finished by hand, 4 engraved leaves of lists of plates color-printed and with hand-finished vignettes, 111 engraved plates, of which 99 finely hand-colored or partially hand-colored, 12 either plain or printed in monochrome colour, 37 double-page or folding; 10 pp. of letterpress text at the end. Contemporary russia, rebacked, gilt supralibros unidentified. The Lysons family copy, later the Jeudwine copy with his bookplate. Lysons’s own copy, inscribed by his brother after his death to his son, with two autograph letters; a magnificent copy of “Lysons’ splendid work”. (Lowndes). 'Only 200 copies of the whole Work have been printed off, and most of the Plates cancelled; not with the view of making a scarce book, but from the great difficulty of getting even that number properly coloured under the Editor's inspection' (Advertisement to present work). In fact, according to Lysons’s own records 70 copies at most were completed and Colin Franklin (The Books Collector, 2014) notes that one source records only twelve copies completed. This, Lysons' own copy, was last seen at the Jeudwine sale, Bloomsbury, 29 Nov. 1984, lot 370. (Item Id: 106968)

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