Descriptions and explanations of some remains of Roman antiquities dug up in the city of Bath in the year MDCCXC with an engraving from drawings made on the spot. Thomas Pownall, Governor.
Descriptions and explanations of some remains of Roman antiquities dug up in the city of Bath in the year MDCCXC with an engraving from drawings made on the spot

Descriptions and explanations of some remains of Roman antiquities dug up in the city of Bath in the year MDCCXC with an engraving from drawings made on the spot

Bath: printed by and for R. Cruttwell, and sold by C. Dilly ... and Cadell and Davis ... London; and by the booksellers of Bath, 1795. First edition, 4to, pp. viii, 29, [1]; folding engraved plate; half-title and wrappers wanting; very good. Pownall (1722-1805) was the colonial governor of Massachusetts who "deserves more than any other Englishman of his time to be called a student of colonial administration" (DAB), and was a lifelong friend of Benjamin Franklin. After failing to effect a peace between Britain and her colonies in Parliament in 1780, he retired to private life. A prolific author, Pownall wrote on a number of subjects, the most famous of which was his Administration of the Colonies, 1764 etc. ESTC locates only 5 copies in the U.S.: Yale, Newberry, Harvard, Duke, and the Boston Athenaeum. Item #54196

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