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THE IMAGE OF ANTIQUITY: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination (Used)
by Smiles, Sam. -
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 10518, 10518
10518 Smiles, Sam. - . THE IMAGE OF ANTIQUITY: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination. Yale 1994, small quarto, cloth with dj, 252pp, 128 B&W photographs and reproductions, notes, bibliography, and index, vf. In exploring how the remote past of England was imagined, and the role the visual arts played in this romance, Smiles brings us valuable information on the antiquarians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries who did the research and wrote the many books we now treasure as our sources of Druidical and Bardic history, and the megalithic sites associated with them. An important book for those wishing to define fact from fancy, and for those interested in the mytholigizing and romanticization of the past, Blake, the Celtic Revival, etc. A handsome book from Yale.
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