<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

Wise, Francis, 1695-1767.
A letter to Dr. Mead concerning some antiquities in Berkshire : particularly shewing that the White Horse, which gives name to the Vale, is a monument of the West-Saxons, made in memory of a great victory obtained over the Danes A.D. 871 / by Francis Wise ...
Oxford : Printed for Thomas Wood at the University Printing-House, 1738.
Physical Description:
58 p., [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690 B4 W57 1738
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Illustrations by W. Greene, after George Vertue.
BAC: British Art Center copy is extra-illustrated with 4 aquatint views of White Horse Vale, Berkshire and a letter-press description of the views. Ms. note inside front cover reads that these views were "made expressly for this work." Also, an engraved view of Reading (from London Magazine) glued in on verso of t.p.
Upcott, W. English topography, p. 23
Subject Terms:
Berkshire (England) -- Antiquities.
Berkshire (England) -- Description and travel.
Comerford,James -- Bookplate -- 1738.
Vale of White Horse (England)
Wood, Thomas -- Publisher.
Aquatints -- 1738.
Etchings -- 1738.
Mead, Richard, 1673-1754.
Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver.
Greene, W., ill.
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.