1699 ENGLISH ed Ancient GREECE Illustrated Greek Temples Olympic Games Homer

POTTER, John

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John Potter was a 17th-century Canterbury archbishop who, in addition to his theological works, published numerous works of classical history. One such work was his ‘Archaeologiae Graece’ or ‘The Antiquities of Greece’ which proved to be highly popular throughout the English-speaking world.

 

This work focuses on the military and political powers of ancient Greece with a heavy emphasis on war and Alexander the Great. Note that this work contains highly desirable engravings depicting Greek ruins, ancient Olympic athletes (discus, wrestlers, etc.), and much more.

 

Potter also regularly references Homer and his approach to mythological heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon in the Trojan War.

 

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1699 ENGLISH ed Ancient GREECE Illustrated Greek Temples Olympic Games Homer

 

John Potter was a 17th-century Canterbury archbishop who, in addition to his theological works, published numerous works of classical history. One such work was his ‘Archaeologiae Graece’ or ‘The Antiquities of Greece’ which proved to be highly popular throughout the English-speaking world.

 

This work focuses on the military and political powers of ancient Greece with a heavy emphasis on war and Alexander the Great. Note that this work contains highly desirable engravings depicting Greek ruins, ancient Olympic athletes (discus, wrestlers, etc.), and much more.

 

Potter also regularly references Homer and his approach to mythological heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon in the Trojan War.

 

Item number: #25783

Price: $750

 

POTTER, John

 

Archæologiæ græcæ: or, The antiquities of Greece

 

Oxford: printed at the Theater, 1699.

 

Details:

  • Collation: complete with all pages
    • [8], 378 (i.e., 376), [36]
    • 19 engravings
  • Provenance:
    • Handwritten – Frankland
      • Admiral Sir Thomas Frankland, 5th Baronet (1718–1784) was a British naval officer, MP, and slave trader. He was the second son of and Mary Cross. Frankland was born in the East Indies (probably India), as his father, Henry Frankland, was a member of the East India Company and briefly Governor of Bengal.
    • Armorial Bookplate – Colston Carr
      • The Reverend Colston Carr was chaplain first to King George III’s younger brother Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and, after his death, to the King’s younger son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (father of Queen Victoria). He was the father of Robert James Carr (1774–1841) and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry William Carr (1777–1821).
    • Bookplate – Roger Quirk
    • Handwritten – Roberti Ja. Carr, 1792
      • Robert James Carr (1774–1841) was an English churchman, Bishop of Chichester in 1824 and Bishop of Worcester in 1831. In 1804, he became vicar of Brighton where the Prince of Wales, the future King George IV, spent much time, and a friendship began between the two men which lasted for life.
    • Stamp – C. Carr
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.75in X 4.75in (19.5cm x 12cm)

 

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25783

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Military & War

Authors

POTTER, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete