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Excavations in Cranborne Chase : 4 vols Hardcover – 1905


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Vol I (1887) Romano British Village at Woodcuts & Rushmore Park 1881-5, xix + 254pp, Vol II (1888) Barrows Near Rushmore, Romano British Village Rotherley, Winkelbury Camp & Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, xvii + 287pp, Vol III (1892) Excavations in Bokerley Dyke & Wansdyke 1882-91, xvi + 308pp, Vol IV (1905) South Lodge Camp, Barrows & Camp at Handley etc, ix + 242pp, + 317 pl in the 4 vols, t.e.g,, blue leather with gilt decoration of Kimmeridge shale plaque to front, raised bands with 2 red labels and book details to spine, all gilt. Folio. The excavations which led to this famous work were models of their kind for detail, scientific accuracy and prompt publishing. The foundations of modern excavation were seen in Pitt-Rivers work and his methods had a great influence on many archaeologists, not least Wheeler, who was also a General Officer in the British Army. The signatures of Fox-Pitt, Winbolt and Lowther give this set great additional interest.

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