Antiquities of Athens and other places in Greece, Sicily etc. Supplementary to the Antiquities of Athens by James Stuart…and Nicholas Revett, Delineated and illustrated by C.R. Cockerell… W. Kinnard, T.L. Donaldson, W. Jenkins, W. Railton, Architects
London, Priestley and Weale, 1830
A finely-bound copy of the supplementary volume to James Stuart and Nicholas Revett’s Antiquities of Athens (three volumes, 1762-1794), intended by its publishers to rival the so-called “fourth volume”, edited by James Woods from material left by Stuart and Revett, and published by Josiah Taylor in 1816. The work records the discoveries of later travellers to Greece: Charles Cockerell describes the Temple of Jupiter Olympius at Agrigentum; Thomas L. Donaldson, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae; William Railton, the Greek Doric Temple at Kardaki on Corfu; William Kinnard, the editor of the volume, contributes an essay on Greek ornament; and William Jenkins another on entasis. “The original plan to include engravings of all the sculptures of the Parthenon was abandoned in favour of a section on the Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae” (Age of Neo-classicism).