Sale 167 Lot 111
Choir Gaure, Vulgarly called Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, Described, Restored, and Explained; In a Letter to The Right Honourable Edward Late Earl of Oxford, and Earl Mortimer. Oxford: Printed at the Theatre, 1747. With frontispiece of Bladud and four (of five) folding plates. Bound with A Description of the Exchange of Bristol: Wherein the Ceremony of Laying the First Stone of the Structure; together with that of Opening the Building for Publick Use, Is particularly Recited. Bath: s.n., 1745. With Subscriber's List and eight plates of architectural views, six of which are double-page.
8vo, full contemporary tree calf, gilt-lettered spine. Autograph letter from Job Edwards, of Amesbury, to John Knowles, asking if the former may purchase the book from the latter, dated December 4, 1858. Spine split down center; lacking one plate to Choir Gaure, although all fold-out plates are present; minor scattered spotting and some toning to pages; otherwise fine.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500