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Mona Antiqua Restaurata... With A History of the Island of Anglesey
London: J Knox, 1766. London: J Knox, 1766 Mona Antiqua Restaurata an Archaeological Discourse on the Antiquities, Natural and Historical of the Isle of Anglesey The Ancient Seat of the Druids in Two Essays with an Appendix... In half black leather with black cloth boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, covers a little scratched, some blind tooling. Spine, has some gilt and blind tooling, titles in gilt, a little worn and bumped at edges. Internally, hinge cracked, ink name to fep, map edge strengthened at some stage, ink name and pencil note at head of title page (Jno Jones), 2 tape repairs to tears across tp, text block edges uncut, map frontis, (xi), (5) 357 pp, 12/12 pl, 1 map, [3], (vii), 88pp, which includes A HISTORY of the ISLE of Anglesey, 1775 by J Dodsley, half title present, (vii), [1], 88 pp (Harbours in Anglesey from page 51-59 followed by Memoirs of Owen Glendowr (61-83 pp) by the editor followed by A Poem in Praise of Owen Glendowr (84-88 pp) by Gruffyth Llwyd). Attributed to John Thomas; formerly attributed to Nicholas Owen. Memoirs of Owen Glendowr’ were originally written by T. Ellis. |~|With a half-title. There is a small book binder stamp to the RPD, text block edges uncut. The first edition was printed in Dublin in 1723. (ESTC T139796. ESTC T139793. Avery AH1429).Rowlands, Henry (1655-1723), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, theorized that Anglesey was the ancient metropolitan seat of the druids, and ascribed the founding of Britain to the Phoenicians, a belief in which he followed a less capable observer, Aylett Sammes, but also anticipated the much greater William Stukeley. Rowlands expounded his theories in Mona antiqua restaurata: an archaeological discourse on the antiquities, natural and historical, of the Isle of Anglesey, the antient seat of the British Druids (1723). See ODNB for a full Bio.
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