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EDGAR BARCLAY 1st Ed. with Illustrations & Plans
STONEHENGE & ITS EARTH-WORKS by EDGAR BARCLAY 1st Ed. with Illustrations & Plans
1895. BARCLAY, EDGAR. Stonehenge and Its Earth-Works. With Plans and Illustrations. London: D. Nutt, 1895. First Edition. Quarto. 152 pages. With 30 plates, 2 scale ground plans in color, 3 scale positional diagrams (2 of which are foldouts), and many other photographs, illustrations, drawings, and decorative accents. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt-stamping to the spine and top edge gilt. Near fine copy with some minor handling and edge wear. A fascinating study of the legendary prehistoric site on Salisbury Plain in England known as Stonehenge, commonly thought to date between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Edgar Barclay (1842 - 1913) studied art in Germany and Italy and belonged to the group of English painters known as the Etruscans because of their preference for painting Italian landscapes. He began painting rural scenes of Wessex, especially of Stonehenge in the 1880s and gave public talks about his experiences. [Attributes: First Edition]
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