Rowlands, Henry

Mona antiqua restaurata. An Archaeological Discourse on the Antiquities, Natural and Historical of the Isle of Anglesey, the Ancient Seat of the British Druids In Two Essays. With an Appendix, Containing a Comparative Table of Primitive Words, and the Derivatives of them in several of the Tongues of Europe; with Remarks upon them. Together With Some Letters, and Three Catalogues

Published: Robert Owen, Dublin, 1723.

Date: 1723

Rebacked, contemp. panelled calf boards, gilt lettering and decorative tooling on spine. Interior overall bright and clean. Preface, viii, 383 p. Contents list. 10 plates. A most attractive example of this well-known work.

Rowlands(1655-1723) attempted to show the druids not only as originating in Anglesey but responsible for its megalithic remains. His lively account of druidical activities had considerable influence. The plate depicting the Chief Druid is of particular interest.

10 plates.

Very good.

Full leather.


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