SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI Ionian Antiquities
Lot 237
SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI Ionian Antiquities, 5 vol.
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Antiquities
SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI
Ionian Antiquities, 5 vol., first edition, second issue of volume one, 247 engraved plates, engraved head- and tail-pieces and vignettes, half-title in volume 5, occasional spotting, modern half morocco gilt [Blackmer 1566], folio, 1769 [but c.1784]-1797-1840-1881-1915

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  • A COMPLETE SET. The Ionian missions are considered the be the Society's greatest contribution to archaeology. The first 2 volumes are devoted to the results of the first Ionian mission of Richard Chandler, Nicholas Revett and Wiliam Pars in 1764-1766. Volumes 3 and 5 contains materials gathered on the second mission undertaken by William Gell, John Gandy, and Francis Bedford in 1812-1813. Volume 4 incorporates additional research undertaken between 1861 and 1869 by R.P. Pullan on the sites of Priene, Teos, and Smintheum.

    Provenance: Henry Blackmer (Sotheby's, 11-13 October, 1989, lot 1003).

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