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The Celtic Druids; or, An attempt to shew, that the druids were the priests of oriental colonies who emigrated from India, and were the introducers of the first or Cadmean system of letters, and the builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac, and of other Cyclopean works, in Asia and Europe. (2nd edn.) 4to.
Rowland Hunter. 1829 - Additional engraved titlepage on india paper, map & 45 numbered plates (some folded & including 2 numbered 7), 7 vignettes in text & 7 vignette tail pieces; occasional foxing & with some offsetting from folded plates, a few pencil annotations. Full contemp. diced tan calf, decorated gilt borders, raised gilt bands with elaborate gilt compartments, black morocco label; imperceptible expert repair to hinges. Presentation inscription on titlepage: ?Sir Willm. Pilkington Baronet Chevet, Hull, Yorkshire, with the Author?s kindest regards, Oriental Club, Jan. 1833, Hannover Sq. London? A handsome copy. Godfrey Higgins, 1720-1833, was a social reformer, author, Freemason and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was born in Owston, Yorkshire and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the County. Celtic Druids was first published in 1827, the year that Higgins was appointed Chief of the Ancient Order of Druids, a position held for life, and which he gained following the death of William Blake, the previous Chief, in August of that year. Sir William Pilkington, 1775-1850, was the 8th Baronet Pilkington of Stanley, Yorkshire, a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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