William Stukeley: An Eighteenth-century Antiquary :: Stuart Piggott

William Stukeley: An Eighteenth-century Antiquary :: Stuart Piggott soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Thames & Hudson, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised & englarged) edition, 1st printing, , first published 1950. Includes: Line drawings; Facsimiles; Black & white plates; List of sources; References; Appendices (2);

From the cover: William Stukeley (1687 1765) occupies a unique and paradoxical place in the history of archaeology. With equal justice he can be called both a pioneer of scientific field research and the founding father of the lunatic fringe. Successively a doctor of medicine and an Anglican parson, as a young man he made outstandingly accurate records of the great monuments at Avebury, Stonehenge and elsewhere, a contribution that remains fundamental to our knowledge of prehistoric Britain. In later life, however, he became obsessed by the Druids, and created round them a crazy mytho…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Index. 9½” x 6½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I lure you to view a further assortment that features in my Biography catalogue?

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