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The antiquities of Athens, / measured and delineated by James Stuart F.R.S. and F.S.A. and Nicholas Revett, painters and architects. ; Volume the first[-fourth].

Author/Creator:
Stuart, James, 1713-1788.
Edition:
A new edition.
Publication:
London: : Priestley and Weale., MDXCCXXV.-MDCCXXX. [1825-1830]
Format/Description:
Book
4 v. : ill., maps, plans, ports. ; 47 cm. (fol.)
Subjects:
Architecture -- Greece -- Athens.
Architecture, Orders.
Architecture -- Greece.
Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities.
Greece -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Greek -- Greece -- Athens.
Athens (Greece) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Pula (Croatia) -- Antiquities.
Form/Genre:
Subscription lists (Publishing).
Notes:
Printed by G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London. Cf. Verso of title page (v.1).
According to Fowler Architectural Collection Catalogue (p. 80.), Stuart had died by the time v.2 was issued and his widow Elizabeth Stuart assisted with editing of the volume along with William Newton.
Volume 2 originally edited by W. Newton, based in part on notes by Dr William Chandler, v.3 by W. Reveley and v.4 by J. Woods.
This "new edition" edited by William Kinnard and issued in parts between 1824? and 1830. Cf. British Architectural Library. Early printed books.
Pagination: v.1: [4], 82 p.,, XXXVI [i.e. 38] leaves of plates; v.2: [2], 112 p., XLIX [i.e 52] leaves of plates; v.3: 128, [2] p., LIV [i.e. 55] leves of plates; v.4: 11, 5, 10, 30, 56, 5, [1], 6 p., [53] leaves of plates.
Includes a total of 194 plates, some on double leaves; v.1 with 37 plates (including frontis.) on [38] leaves; v.2 with 50 plates (including frontis.) on [52] leaves; v.3 with 54 plates on [55] leaves and v.4 with 53 plates.
The plates in volumes 1-3 are largely unsigned and are reprinted from the French edition. Cf. British Architectural Library Catalogue; plates in v.4 engraved by H. Kersting, J. Carter, G. Cooke, T. Bradley, H. Moses, W. Woolnoth, W. Kellsall, Lowry, J. Roffe, R. Roffe, C. Armstrong and S. Porter after Stuart, Revett, C.R. Cockerel, Kinnard, T.L. Donaldson and W. Jenkins.; frontispiece port. of James Stuart (v.1) and port .of Nicholas Revett (v.2) are engraved by W.C. Edwards after Ramsay.
Engraved title vignettes, head -and -tail pieces; also includes engraved illustrations within text.
Title page of v.4 reads: Antiquities of Athens and other places in Greece, Sicily, etc., supplementary to the Antiquities of Athens / by James Stuart, F.R.S. F.S.A. and Nicholas Revett, delineated and illustrated by C. R. Cockerell, W. Kinnard, T. L. Donaldson, W. Jenkins, W. Railton, architects. ... London : Priestley and Weale., MDCCCXXX [1830].
Vol. 4 is composed of separate contributions by various architects. It was also available separately (in a different impression) as a supplemental volume to the original 4v. set from 1762. Cf. "Advertisement" (v.4.)
"List of subscribers" in v.4.
"The temple of Jupiter Olympius at Agrigentum ..." by C.R. Cockerell (v.4) has special t.p. and separate paging.
Description of antiquities in Pula, Croatia, v. 4, chap. 1-3.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Title is held at Carpenters' Hall in the Library of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. Access to the books is restricted and available to researchers only by permission requested in advance.
Athenaeum copy: Carpenters' Company imperfect: some plates in v.1 bound out of sequence, v.2-3 missing title pages (half-title only); v.4 is missing special title pages for "The temple of Jupiter Olympius" and "View of the Propylea", and has subscribers' list misbound at end; accession numbers 3288-3291 (v.1-4); first recorded in 1840 Carpenters' Company Library Catalogue as nos. 36-39.
Cited in:
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 3188
Contributor:
Revett, Nicholas, 1720-1804.
Stuart, Elizabeth, fl. 1780-ca. 1809.
Newton, William, 1735-1790.
Woods, Joseph, 1776-1864.
Reveley, Willey, d. 1799.
Chandler, Richard, 1738-1810.
Jenkins, William, d.1864. , Illustrator
Revett, Nicholas, 1720-1804. , Illustrator
Stuart, James, 1713-1788. , Illustrator
Kinnard, W. (William), -1839 , Illustrator
Cockerell, C. R. (Charles Robert), 1788-1863. , Illustrator
Donaldson, Thomas Leverton, 1795-1885. , Illustrator
Railton, W. (William), -1877 , Illustrator
Ramsay, Allan, 1713-1784. , Illustrator
Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824. , Engraver
Kersting, H. , Engraver
Cooke, George, 1781-1834. , Engraver
Carter, James, 1798-1855. , Engraver
Bradley, Thomas. , Engraver
Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870. , Engraver
Woolnoth, Thomas, 1785- , Engraver
Kellsall, W. , Engraver
Roffe, John, 1769-1850. , Engraver
Roffe, Richard. , Engraver
Porter, S. , Engraver
Edwards, William Camden, 1777-1855. , Engraver
Armstrong, Cosmo. , Engraver
Carpenters' Company Library Collection (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
Carpenters' Company Library Collection (Athenaeum of Philadelphia)
Priestley and Weale. , Publisher
Woodfall, George, 1767-1844. , Printer
OCLC:
227794584
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