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KENNEDY (James). A Description of the Antiquities and Curiosities in Wilton-House. Illustrated with twenty-five Engravings of some of the Capital Statues, Bustos and Relievos. In this Work are introduced the Anecdotes and Remarks of Thomas Earl of Pembroke, who collected these Antiques, now first published from his Lordship's MSS.1769

Salisbury: Printed by E. Easton, First edition, 4to (285 x 225 mm), 10, xxxviii, 93 [i.e. 117]pp., p. 117 misnumbered 93, with half-title and a list of subscribers, 25 engraved plates (some lightly spotted), cont. calf calf, marbled boards, rebacked with orig. spine laid-down, red leather label. Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (1664-1732) formed a celebrated collection of classical sculpture. Kennedy's description of his antiquities "is one of the few accounts which gives the principles upon which a collector formed his collection".—Herrman. Herrmann, The English as Collectors. p. 96.

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