Item #269 Antiquities of London and its Environs. Dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart. F. S. A. Containing views of Houses, Monuments, Statues, and other curious remains of Antiquity; engraved from the original subjects and from Original Drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Society of Antiquaries: With Remarks & Reference to the Historical Works of Pennant, Lysons, Stowe, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, &c. John Thomas Smith.
Antiquities of London and its Environs. Dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart. F. S. A. Containing views of Houses, Monuments, Statues, and other curious remains of Antiquity; engraved from the original subjects and from Original Drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Society of Antiquaries: With Remarks & Reference to the Historical Works of Pennant, Lysons, Stowe, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, &c.
Antiquities of London and its Environs. Dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart. F. S. A. Containing views of Houses, Monuments, Statues, and other curious remains of Antiquity; engraved from the original subjects and from Original Drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Society of Antiquaries: With Remarks & Reference to the Historical Works of Pennant, Lysons, Stowe, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, &c.

Antiquities of London and its Environs. Dedicated to Sir James Winter Lake, Bart. F. S. A. Containing views of Houses, Monuments, Statues, and other curious remains of Antiquity; engraved from the original subjects and from Original Drawings, Communicated by several Members of the Society of Antiquaries: With Remarks & Reference to the Historical Works of Pennant, Lysons, Stowe, Weaver, Camden, Maitland, &c.

London: J. Sewell, R. Faulder, J. Simco, [et al.], 1791 [1800]. First Edition. First Edition of Smith’s, who served as Keeper of Drawings at the British Museum, collection of plates depicting architectural views and monuments in London. Despite the book’s title, Smith takes a rather broad view of “antiquity,” even including an engraving of Hogarth’s tomb, who died only decades prior to publication of the book.

Large 4to. Engraved titlepage, 96 engraved plates (3 with borders and accents tinted in reddish-brown). ESTC T100005.
Very good in early nineteenth century red straight-grained morocco framed in gilt and with blindstamped foliage borders, raised bands, gilt scrollwork and lettering in compartments, all edges gilt, dentelle turn ins, some wear and bumping to edges and scuffs to leather, some spotting and foxing near margins. Item #269

Price: $600.00

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