Mona Antiqua Restaurata. An Archaeological Discourse on the Antiquities, Natural and Historical, of the Isle of Anglesey, the Antient Seat of the British Druids.
Second edition, corrected and improved. 4to., pp. xi, [v], 357, [iii] + 12 plates + 1 map frontispiece. With errata leaf and publisher’s catalogue at rear. The plate of a king is here numbered XI, as found in some copies. Occasional annotations to margins in an old hand, corrections neatly inserted by hand. Occasional light foxing, some very slight transfer from plates to facing pages. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked with original gilt spine and label retained, corners and fore-edge neatly repaired, marbled endpapers, very good. Recent bookplate of David W. Phillipson to front paste-down. To initial blank, inscription of C.H. Cooper F.S.A. (1808-1866), Town Clark of Cambridge from 1849 until his death.
The second edition of Rowland’s (1655-1723) work, in which he hypothesises that Anglesey was an ancient Druidic centre and that Britain was initially established by the Phoenicians. The first edition was published in Dublin in 1723. Rowland had died in the year of first publication, and so it was left to Henry Owen (1716-1795) to correct and revise this second edition (London, 1766). An edition of supplementary topographical details overseen by Nicholas Owen (1752-1811) appeared in 1775.
Author Rowlands, Henry: [Owen, Henry, ed.:]
Publisher London: printed for J.[ohn] Knox, near Southampton-Street in the Strand,