JAMES (HENRY) Plans and Photographs of Stonehenge, and of Turusachan in the Island of Lewis; with notes relating to the Druids and Sketches of Cromlechs in Ireland, no publisher, 1867
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PHOTOGRAPHY. JAMES (HENRY) Plans and Photographs of Stonehenge, and of Turusachan in the Island of Lewis; with notes relating to the Druids and Sketches of Cromlechs in Ireland, no publisher, 1867
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JAMES (HENRY)
Plans and Photographs of Stonehenge, and of Turusachan in the Island of Lewis; with notes relating to the Druids and Sketches of Cromlechs in Ireland, 8 albumen prints of Stonehenge, 4 zincographed plans, 5 zincographed illustrations and a loose albumen print illustration, contemporary cloth gilt, spine defective, contents working loose [Gernsheim, 359], folio, no publisher, 1867

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  • In his preface, Henry James, a Colonel in the Royal Engineers and Director General of the Ordnance Survey, states that "this short account of Stonehenge and Turusachan, with the few well-known pasages from ancient authors relating to the Druids, and to the progress made in the mechanical arts in Gaul and Britain, at, and for some time before the Roman conquest, is circulated for the information of the Officers of the Ordnance Survey, in the hope that it may stimulate them to make Plans and Sketches, and to give Descriptive Remarks of such Objects of Antiquity as they may meet with during the progress of the Survey of the Kingdom" (Southampton, 29th May 1867).
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