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    [Stonehenge]. Easton, John, compiler. A Description of Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain; Extracted from the Works of the Most Eminent Authors: ... to which is Added, an Account of the Fall of Three Stones, Jan. 3, 1797. Salisbury: J[ohn] Easton, 1800. Krown & Spellman retail: $600.
    12mo. a6 [a1 front wrapper?], B-D12, E5 [E6 rear wrapper?] x [i-ii front wrapper & ad],[2],80,[2 ads]pp. Original marbled paper wraps (with ads on verso of front wrapper), front cover with cut of Stonehenge (West View) pasted-on as issued (front wrapper loose), printed on blue paper, some corners bent, clean knife cut in center of rear cover affecting D12- end. Housed in a cloth clamshell box. 2 folding views by H. Roberts, 3 text views. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    An expanded edition with new illustrations of a 1795 work, issued twice in 1795 [one without a single view and one without any as: A Description of Stonehenge: Extracted from the Works of the Most Eminent Authors; with Some Modern Observations on That Stupendous Structure. He discusses earlier descriptions of Stonehenge by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Camden, Inigo Jones, Walter Charleton, Hearne, Gibson, Stukeley, Wood, etc. He adds a letter by William George Maton dated May 30, 1797 discussing the current condition of the stones. ESTC n7179 (3 copies -- 2 in UK 1 in Poland, none in US). Cox p.462.



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