HORSLEY, John. Britannia Romana: or the Roman antiquities of Britain: in three books
London, Printed for John Osborn and Thomas Longman, 1732.
FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. ,xxxii,355,,353-520,, with half-title, 22 engraved maps (5 double-page) and 83 fine plates. Negligible small tears to blank margins of plates at p.113 and 158. Beautiful engraved head-piece to the dedication to Sir Richard Ellys by Vander Gucht. Very clean and crisp throughout. Bound in later full calf gilt (early C19th), smooth spine with with low-raised bands and red morocco label. Marbled pastedowns and fore-edges. Bookplate of Crewe Hall library. Bookseller’s label (Steedman of Newcastle). A fine copy.
John Horsley (c. 1685 – 1732) was a British antiquarian, known primarily for his book Britannia Romana.