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Reliquiae galeanae. Letters regarding antiquities of Great Britain

Reference code
MSS/0222
Title
Reliquiae galeanae. Letters regarding antiquities of Great Britain
Date
before 1777
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. x + 175, viii + 151. Two volumes. Before 1777. Quarto. Half leather, black, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Letters from antiquaries conc. antiquities of Great Britain (mainly Roman and other early finds but also including miscellaneous antiquities in various counties). With pen and a few wash drawings of antiquities. Transcribed from the MSS of Roger Gale (1672-1744), 1st VPSA, by George Allan (1736-1800), FSA; before 1777. Two volumes, both with printed titlepages from Allan's private press (Vol. I, fol. vii; Vol. II, fol. iv), Reliquiae Galeanae or.. Letters.. by Eminent Antiquaries transcribed.. by George Allan, F.A.S. (1777). See the edition of 1781 reprinted in J. Nichols, Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica, III (1790). Related correspondence of Allan and Gough, 1775-82, is published in J. Nichols, Literary Anecdotes, VI (1812), 125-36; VIII (1814), 699-704. Contents lists (I, fols. viii-ix; II, fols v-vii verso) are marked with 'X' to show items read at SA meetings (Allan's note, I, fol. x). See DNB for Allan's library and publications (mostly derived from Nichols, ibid., VI, 125-7).
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/222
MS 222