GUIDE TO THE BRITISH AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES of the North Wiltshire Downs in A Hundred Square Miles Round Abury. Being a Key to the Large Map of the Above.

(Devizes: The Marlborough College natural History Society, 1884).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON THE ANTIQUITIES OF ROMAN BRITAIN IN THE VICINITY OF ABURY. A seminal work on the subject of ancient Britain with important mapping of the downs and geography of an area settled over the many centuries by the Romans and the earliest settlers of Britain. The vast profusion of illustrations provide one of the most important gatherings of historical and archeological information concerning a momentous time in the island's history, an a tour through what remains even today one of the most intriguing aspects of British history. The author spent nearly a lifetime accumulating data, mapping the areas discussed and discovering the evidences of ancient settlers prior to the alteration of the land by settlement and farming in modern times. Item #29703

First Edition. With a large double page coloured map as frontispiece, a number of other full-page or double page engraved plates and 110 other illustrations throughout the text. Folio, publisher's original dark green cloth, the upper cover handsomely lettered and decorated pictorially in gilt and blocked in blind, the spine lined and lettered in gilt, original dark green endpapers. xv, 247,iv (list of subscibers) pp. A very fine, very bright copy, only very minimal evidence of age or shelving.

Price: $395.00