STUART, JAMES; AND NICOLAS REVETT.  The Antiquities of Athens. London: John Haberkorn, John Nichols, et al, 1762-1830.

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STUART, JAMES; AND NICOLAS REVETT.
The Antiquities of Athens. London: John Haberkorn, John Nichols, et al, 1762-1830.

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STUART, JAMES; AND NICOLAS REVETT.
The Antiquities of Athens. London: John Haberkorn, John Nichols, et al, 1762-1830.
5 volumes. Folio (547 x 372 mm). Engraved title vignettes, 4 engraved portraits, additional engraved portrait tipped into volume I, 369 engraved plans and views, errata slip mounted to verso of leaf 5 in Volume I. Early 20th century half dark red morocco and cloth, gilt titles on spines. Rubbed, lacking folding map of Greece in Vol III, portrait of Stuart in Volume II cut and remounted.
Provenance: Algernon Peckover (owner's stamp); Henry M. Blackmer II (bookplates; his sale, Sotheby's London, 11-13 October 1989, lot 1026).

FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF ATHENS TO DATE AND THE WELLSPRING OF THE GREEK REVIVAL IN ENGLAND. The complete series of The Antiquities of Athens took nearly 70 years to complete, the last two published posthumously. Stuart provided the architectural drawings and Revett the views. Blackmer 1617; Cicognara 2713; Fowler 340; Harris 857.
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STUART, JAMES; AND NICOLAS REVETT.  The Antiquities of Athens. London: John Haberkorn, John Nichols, et al, 1762-1830.
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