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Creator:
Lysons, Samuel, 1763-1819.
Title(s):

Reliquiae Britannico-Romanae : containing figures of Roman antiquities discovered in various parts of England.

Published/Created:
London : Printed by T. Bensley, and sold by Messrs. Cadell and Davies, T. Payne, and White, Cochran, and Co., 1813-1817.
Physical Description:
4 v. : ill. (some col.), port., plans, map ; 59 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A D 55 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Folio A D 55 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A D 55 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engravings by Samuel Lysons, E. W. Thomson, J. Warner, J. Lee, H. Weddell, E. Weddell, H. Bennett, J. Tovey, and Gabriel Fiesinger; after Samuel Lysons, Sir Robert Smirke, Richard Smirke, W.W. Hall, C.A. Stothard, Gabriel Fiesinger, and John Flaxman.
"Only 50 copies were completed for sale."--Dictionary of National Biography.
Issued in parts, 1797-1815. Each part has special title and separate paging.
Vol. 1-3 have half-titles in colors; v. 3 has also special t.p. in colors.
[Vol. 4]: An account of Roman antiquities discovered at Woodchester in the county of Gloucester, London, 1797, contains descriptive text in both English and French. This volume may also have been published separately.
Plates are colored by hand.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 143
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1984, notes
BAC: British Art Center has 3 copies. Copy 1 is complete: 4 v. in 2. Bound in gilt-tooled calf with gilt edges. Bookplate: Baron Northwick. Copy 2 is incomplete: v. 1-2 only. Bound in gilt tooled calf. Bookplate of Joseph Neeld. Binding stamped wih the name of Sir Simon Taylor. Copy 3 also incomplete; comprises v. 1, pt. 2: Remains of two temples, and other roman antiquaties discovered at Bath. British Art Center also has 2 copies (cataloged separately) of Account of Roman antiquities discovered at Woodchester (Abbey 143).
Subject Terms:
Bensley, T. -- Publisher.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- England.
Great Britain -- Antiquities, Roman.
Neeld, Joseph -- Bookplate.
Northcote, Baron -- Bookplate.
Pavements, Mosaic.
Romans -- England.
Rome -- Military antiquities.
Taylor, Simon, Sir -- Binding.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1813-1817.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1813-1817.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1813-1817.
Engravings -- 1813-1817.
Etchings -- 1813-1817.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1813-1817.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1813-1817.
Stipple engravings -- 1813-1817.
Armorial bindings (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Bennett, H., engraver.
Fiessinger, Franz Gabriel, 1752-1807, engraver.
Lee, J., engraver.
Thompson, E. W., 1770-1847, engraver.
Tovey, J., fl. 1793-1801, engraver.
Warner, J., engraver.
Weddell, E., engraver.
Weddell, H., engraver.
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826, ill.
Hall, W. W., ill.
Lysons, Samuel, 1763-1819, ill.
Smirke, Robert, 1780-1867, ill.
Smirke, Richard, 1778-1815, ill.
Stothard, C. A. (Charles Alfred), 1786-1821, ill.
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  • v. 1. Figures of mosaic pavements discovered at Horkstow near Lincolnshire ; Remains of two temples, and other Roman antiquities, discovered at Bath ; Figures of mosaic pavements discovered near Frampton ; Roman antiquities discovered in Kent, Cheshire, Durham, Lancashire, Cumberland, Somersetshire, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire
  • v. 2. Roman antiquities discovered in the county of Gloucester ; Remains of military ensigns &c.
  • v. 3. Remains of a Roman villa discovered at Bignor in Sussex
  • v. 4. An account of Roman antiquities discovered at Woodchester in the county of Gloucester.

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