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The Most Notable Antiquity Of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-heng, On Salisbury Plain, Restored, By Inigo Jones, Esq; Architect General to the King. To which are added, The Chorea Gigantum, Or, Stone-Heng Restored to the Danes, By Doctor Charleton; And Mr. Webb's Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored, In Answer to Dr. Charleton's Reflections; With Observations upon the Orders and Rules of Architecture in Use among the Antient Romans. Before the whole are prefixed, Certain Memoirs relating to the Life of Inigo Jones; with his Effigies, Engrav'd by Hollar; as also Dr. Charlton's, by P. Lombart; and four new Views of Stone-Heng, in its present Situation: With above twenty other Copper-Plates, and a compleat Index to the entire Collection.

Inigo Jones

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2628

Author

Variant Title

Chorea Gigantum
Vindication Of Stone-Heng Restored

Imprint

London:: Printed for D. Browne Junior, at the Black-Swan without Temple-Bar, and J. Woodman and D. Lyon, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden., M.DCC.XXV.

Physical Description

[12], 72, [10], 48, [6], 228, [14] p., 2 frontiss. (ports.), [12] pl.: illus.; 356 mm. (Folio.)

General Note

The four pl. preceding 'StoneHeng Restored, By Inigo Jones' carry no numbers; the seven pl. accompanying that text carry the numbers of the pages next to which they are to be bound (pp. 38, 40, 41, 41, 42, 42, 42). The single plate accompanying W. Charleton's 'Chorea Gigantum ...' carries the number of the page next to which it is to be bound (p.6).

Contents

[Frontis.(port.), t.p.] - Memoirs Relating to the Life and Writings Of Inigo Jones, Esq; - [T.p., dedic.] - To The Favourers Of Antiquity - [4 fold. pl.] - [Text of 'Stoneheng Restored', with [7] pl.] - [Frontis.(port.), t.p., dedic.] - To my Worthy Friend, Dr. Charleton (by Rob. Howard) - To my Honoured Friend, Dr. Charleton (by John Dryden) - [Text of 'Stone-Heng Restored To the Danes', with [1] pl.] - [T.p., dedic.] - [Text of 'Stone-Heng, A Roman Work And Temple'] - The Index; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait of Jones is signed 'Anth: van Dycke Eques pinxit, W: Hollar fecit aqua forte'. That of W. Charleton is signed as engraved by P. Lombart. The four folding plates preceding Jones's text are signed as drawn by J. Hassell (or Hassal) and engraved by E. Kirkall. The other plates are unsigned. In-text illustrations, head- and tail-pieces and title-page vignettes are unsigned. The printer is named in the colophon: 'London: Printed by James Bettenham.' Each work carries its own dedication: Jones's The Most Notable Antiquity is dedicated by John Webb to Philip Earl of Pembroke; the Chorea Gigantum is dedicated (1662) by Walter Charleton to the King; the A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored is dedicated (1664) by John Webb to Charles II.

References

Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1628; E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), 384, 914; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 159, p.130-1. S. Piggott, Ancient Britons and the antiquarian imagination (1989); A.A. Tait, 'Inigo Jones's "Stone-heng"', in Burlington magazine, 120 (1978), p.154-9; S. Orgel, 'Inigo Jones on Stonehenge', in Prose, 3 (1971).
ESTC, T41440

Summary Note

Each of the three works has also its own title-page, reading as follows: (1) 'The Most Notable Antiquity Of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng, On Salisbury Plain, Restored. By Inigo Jones, Esq: Architect General to the Late King. The Second Edition. London: Printed for D. Browne Junior, at the Black-Swan without Temple-Bar, and J. Woodman and D. Lyon, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden. M.DCC.XXV.'; (2) 'Chorea Gigantum: Or, The Most Famous Antiquity Of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng, Standing on Salisbury-Plain, Restored to the Danes. By Walter Charleton, M>D> and Physician in Ordinary to His Majesty. The Second Edition. London: Printed for D. Browne Junior, at the Black-Swan without Temple-Bar, and J. Woodman and D. Lyon, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden. M.DCC.XXV.'; (3) 'A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored: In which the Orders and Rules Of Architecture Observed by the Ancient Romans, Are Discussed ... By John Webb ... The Second Edition. London: Printed for G. Conyers, J. and B. Sprint, B. Lintot, D. Browne Junior, J. Woodman and D. Lyon. M.DCC.XXV.' Inigo Jones's posthumous The Most Notable Antiquity Of Great Britain, Vulgarly called Stone-Heng, ... Restored, in which it is argued that Stonehenge was erected not by ancient Britons during pre-historic times but during the period when Britain was part of the Roman Empire, was first published in 1655. W. Charleton's rebuttal, Chorea Gigantum, was first published in 1663; Webb's attempted Vindication of Jones, in 1665. The text attributed to Inigo Jones was compiled by John Webb from a few of Jones's notes.

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century calf, blind-tooled on upper and lower covers; rebacked; red spine-label lettered 'Jones' Stone-heng'.

Subject

Cromlechs - Antiquities - Architecture - Megalithic monuments - Great Britain - Wiltshire - Stonehenge - History
Archaeology - Great Britain - 17th century
Art history - Great Britain - 17th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century

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