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Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652; Charleton, Walter, 1619-1707; Webb, John, 1611-1672 / The most notable antiquity of Great Britain, vulgarly called Stone-Heng, on Salisbury Plain, restored, by Inigo Jones ... To which are added, the Chorea gigantum, or Stone-Heng restored to the Danes, by Doctor Charleton; and Mr. Webb’s Vindication of Stone-Heng restored, in answer to Dr. Charleton’s reflections; with observations upon the orders and rules of architecture in use among the ancient Romans. Before the whole are prefixed, certain memoirs relating to the life of Inigo Jones; with his effigies, engrav’d by Hollar; as also Dr. Charleton’s, by P. Lombart; and four new views of Stone-Heng, in its present situation: with above twenty other copper-plates, and a compleat index to the entire collection
(1725)

Stone-Heng restored,   pp. 1-72 ff.


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STO N E'H E NG(
            R E       ST.....O......R-E     D,
                             BY
   I   N I G                   0 NES, Efq;
                E IN G naturally inclined in my younger Years to
                iudy" the Arts of VDegn, I paffed into foreign
                Parts to converfe with the great Mafers thereof
                in Italy; jwhere I applied my felf to fearch out
                the Ruins of thofe ancient Buildings, which in
                Defpite of Time it felf, and Violence of Barba-
                rians, are yet remaining. Having fatisfied my felf
in thefe, and returning to my native Country, i applied my Mind
more particularly to the Study of 4rchitet-arei  Among the:anci-
ent Monuments whereof, found here, I deemed none more worthy
the fearchin after, than this of Stone-Hen not only in regard of
the Founders thereof, the Time when built, the Work it felf, but al-
fo for the, Rarity of its Invention, being different- in Form from all
I had feen before; likewiXl of as ibautiful ,Proportions, as elegant
in Order, and as flatelyin Afpeel, .as any.
  King 7ames, in his Progrefs, th-Year One thoufand fix hundred
and twenty, being at lf iton, and.;difcourfing of this Antiquity, I
¢ws fent for by the Right Honourable William,, then Earl of Rem-
roke, and received there his Majefly's,omniands to produce, out
of mine o n Pra&ice in 4rchit e   ?r; and  peiencc in Antiqui-
ties Abroad, what poflibly I could difcover concerning this of Stone-
Heng. What mine Opinion was then, and what I have fince col-
lceed, in reation the o'- I intend toiake the Subject of this
refntTreati. Andcertainly, in the inticate and obfcure Study
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