WEBB (JOHN) A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored: in Which the Orders and Rules of Architecture Observed by the Ancient Romans, Are Discussed, 1665
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WEBB (JOHN) A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored: in Which the Orders and Rules of Architecture Observed by the Ancient Romans, Are Discussed, 1665
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WEBB (JOHN)
A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored: in Which the Orders and Rules of Architecture Observed by the Ancient Romans, Are Discussed, 1665, imprimatur leaf, title printed in red and black, 11 engraved illustrations in the text, thin trace of worming touching a few letters on final 6 leaves, contemporary panelled calf gilt, with the arms of William Sancroft, Bishop of Canterbury on covers, rebacked [Wing W1203], small folio, R. Davenport, for Tho. Bassett, 1665

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  • This copy seemingly belonged to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (1617-1693), with his gilt arms on the covers. In 1664 he was made chaplain dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. Upon his appointment he invited a group of architects, including John Webb (a pupil of Inigo Jones, whose book on Stone-henge he had edited), to discuss plans for the repair of the cathedral building.
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