THE ERECHTHEION AT ATHENS: FRAGMENTS OF ATHENIAN ARCHITECTURE AND A FEW REMAINS IN ATTICA MEGRA AND EPIRUS
by Inwood, Henry Willaim
London: John Williams, 1831. Second Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio, 41 pages; VG; bound in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in half leather with new black leather spine and gilt lettering; title page with repaired tear and laid-down; with 32 plates ?f, 1f, 2, 6f, 8f, 8/9, 11f, 11, 14, 15, 17-25, 26f, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 31, 31, 38 and 39 ('f' indicates a folding plate); Though numbered erratically to 39, authorities agree on 34 plates.; shelved above mythology. Henry William Inwood (1794-1843) was an English architect, archaeologist, classical scholar and writer. He was the joint architect, with his father William Inwood of St Pancras New Church. In 1819 he travelled in Greece, especially studying and drawing the architecture of Athens. He formed a small collection of Greek antiquities from Athens, Mycenae, Laconia, Crete, &c. This collection, consisting of 39 objects (fragments from the Erechtheion and Parthenon, terra-cottas, inscriptions, &c.) was sold to the British Museum in 1843 for 40£.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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