Ancient Unedited Monuments. Painted Greek vases [Statues, Busts, Bas- Reliefs and Other Remains of Grecian art] From Collections in Various Countries Principally in Great Britain

Ancient Unedited Monuments. Painted Greek vases [Statues, Busts, Bas- Reliefs and Other Remains of Grecian art] From Collections in Various Countries Principally in Great Britain

Millingen, James

London: Privately Published, 1822


Folio, 35 cm. Two parts in one. 44 plates. Modern blue buckram. viii, 105 pp., 24 (of 40) colored plates; 40 pp., 22 plates. Rubbing. Hinges cracked. Title page and margins soiled. Marginal tears, affecting plate 23. Loss to text of final index page. This series was of considerable value in bringing to light the wealth of archaeological treasures in private collections in England.  "The archaeologist, James Millingen, had originally and reluctantly been a banker, who willingly followed medical advice to ease his asthma with the Italian climate. 'There he wrote and compiled valuable works in French and Italian on coins, medals, Etruscan vases, and related subjects, and also contributed articles to learned journals in Britain and on the continent. He bought antiquities with considerable discernment, and supplied private collections and most of the important museums of Europe, including the British Museum, with fine examples of ancient art." (DNB). The series was originally planned as three parts, but never completed. Brunet III, 1724; Blackmer 1135.

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