Antiquarian topography books: British & Roman Antiquities of North Wiltshire by A.C. Smith
Smith (A.C.). Guide to the British and Roman Antiquities of the North Wiltshire Downs in a Hundred Square Miles Round Abury, 1st ed. pub. Marlborough College Natural History Society, 1884, b & w plts. and illusts., one double-page map and nineteen mounted sectional maps (inc. 15 double-page), sewing weak, hinges cracked, orig. gilt dec. green cloth, frayed at head & foot of spine and to board edges, folio, together with Map of One Hundred Square Miles Round Abury; Shewing the British and Roman Stone and Earthworks of the Downs of North Wilts, by the Revd. A.C. Smith, M.A. 1884, twenty mounted litho sectional maps (16 double-page, inc. title), orig. cloth gilt, worn at head & foot of spine, folio. Rev A C Smith Guide to the British and Roman Antiquities of the North Wiltshire Downs in a Hundred Square Miles round Abury was originally published in two volumes (as above) in 1884 by the Marlborough College Natural History Society, then reprinted and bound into a single volume and published in 1885 by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society after half the original print run was destroyed in a fire.
We have available a 1st Edition with the separate map book in good overall condition though as described some wear to the spine and hinges and two 2nd Editions which incorporate the maps into one volume, both are in good condition with some age related wear and light fixing. Front cover showing an Avebury Sarsen Stone and The Lodge Avebury in embossed gilt.