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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Archæologia Græca: or, The Antiquities of Greece''}}
 
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===by John Potter===
 
===by John Potter===
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}}[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Potter_(bishop) John Potter] (1673/4-1747), born in Yorkshire, England, was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College,_Oxford University College at Oxford]. His years in Oxford led him to join the Church of England and abandon the Presbyterian faith of his father, which caused a complete breach with his family. 1694 saw Potter's election as Yorkshire fellow of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_College,_Oxford Lincoln College]; he remained in that position until 1706.<ref>Rebecca Louise Warner, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com.proxy.wm.edu/view/article/22612 Potter, John (1673/4–1747)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed October 24, 2013.</ref> During his time at Lincoln College, around the age of twenty-four, Potter became a rector. Further clerical positions followed: deacon, ordained priest, chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_of_Oxford bishop of Oxford]. In 1737, he was appointed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbishop_of_Canterbury archbishop of Canterbury], a position he held until his death ten years later.<ref>''Encyclopedia Britannica Online'', s.v. "[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/93055/archbishop-of-Canterbury archbishop of Canterbury]," accessed October 18, 2013.</ref><br />
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}}[[wikipedia:John Potter (bishop)|John Potter]] (1673/4 &ndash; 1747), born in Yorkshire, England, was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and [[wikipedia:University College, Oxford|University College at Oxford]]. His years in Oxford led him to join the Church of England and abandon the Presbyterian faith of his father, which caused a complete breach with his family. 1694 saw Potter's election as Yorkshire fellow of [[wikipedia:Lincoln College, Oxford|Lincoln College]; he remained in that position until 1706.<ref>Rebecca Louise Warner, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com.proxy.wm.edu/view/article/22612 Potter, John (1673/4–1747)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed October 24, 2013.</ref> During his time at Lincoln College, around the age of twenty-four, Potter became a rector. Further clerical positions followed: deacon, ordained priest, chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury, and [[wikipedia:Bishop of Oxford|bishop of Oxford]]. In 1737, he was appointed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbishop_of_Canterbury archbishop of Canterbury], a position he held until his death ten years later.<ref>''Encyclopedia Britannica Online'', s.v. "[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/93055/archbishop-of-Canterbury archbishop of Canterbury]," accessed October 18, 2013.</ref>
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Potter published several works on the rights of the church in which he opposed contemporary efforts at reform. In addition to these, Potter, skilled in Greek and very interested in classical history, enjoyed a noted reputation for his historical works on ancient Greece such as ''Archæologia Græca''. Originally published in 1697 and 1698, ''Archæologia Græca'' has been praised thus, "The warm eulogies of Gronovius attest the merit of this celebrated work. Potter ... had of course availed himself of the writings of Meursius, but he has also contributed to supersede them."<ref>Henry Hallam, ''Introduction to the Literature of Europe from the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries'', 4th ed. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854), 3:254.</ref>
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Potter published several works on the rights of the church in which he opposed contemporary efforts at reform. In addition to these, Potter, skilled in Greek and very interested in classical history, enjoyed a noted reputation for his historical works on ancient Greece such as ''Archæologia Græca''. Originally published in 1697 and 1698, ''Archæologia Græca'' has been praised thus, "The warm eulogies of Gronovius attest the merit of this celebrated work. Potter ... had of course availed himself of the writings of Meursius, but he has also contributed to supersede them."<ref>Henry Hallam, ''Introduction to the Literature of Europe from the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries,'' 4th ed. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854), 3:254.</ref>
  
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
 
==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Potter’s antiquities. 2.v. 8vo.'' and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to his grandson [[Thomas Jefferson Randolph]]. The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> lists the seventh edition published in London in 1751 based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.<ref>E. Millicent Sowerby, ''Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson'', 2nd ed. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), 1:19-20 [no.40].</ref> [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on April 21, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing indicates "Precise edition unknown. Numerous two-volume editions in octavo were published, the first in 1706." Because we do not know the actual edition owned by Wythe, the Wolf Law Library purchased an available copy of the fifth London edition (1728).
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Listed in the [[Jefferson Inventory]] of [[Wythe's Library]] as ''Potter’s antiquities. 2.v. 8vo.'' and given by [[Thomas Jefferson]] to his grandson [[Thomas Jefferson Randolph]]. The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> lists the seventh edition published in London in 1751 based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.<ref>E. Millicent Sowerby, ''Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson'', (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 1:19-20 [http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015033648091;view=1up;seq=50 [no.40]].</ref> [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe George Wythe's Library]<ref>''LibraryThing'', s.v. [http://www.librarything.com/profile/GeorgeWythe Member: George Wythe]," accessed on April 21, 2013.</ref> on LibraryThing indicates "Precise edition unknown. Numerous two-volume editions in octavo were published, the first in 1706." Because we do not know the actual edition owned by Wythe, the Wolf Law Library purchased an available copy of the fifth London edition (1728).
  
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
 
==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
[[File:PotterArchaeologiaGraeca1728V1Chap1.jpg|left|thumb|200px|<center>First page of text, volume one.</center>]]
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[[File:PotterArchaeologiaGraeca1728V1Chap1.jpg|left|thumb|250px|<center>First page of text, volume one.</center>]]
  
 
Bound in contemporary tooled, paneled calf with red calf spine labels. Contains a dollop of impressed red sealing wax with the letter "E" on each front pastedown. Volume two includes the armorial bookplate of Edward Wilberforce Unwin on the front pastedown below the wax. Volume one initialled  "J. U." on the first page of text. Purchased from Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.
 
Bound in contemporary tooled, paneled calf with red calf spine labels. Contains a dollop of impressed red sealing wax with the letter "E" on each front pastedown. Volume two includes the armorial bookplate of Edward Wilberforce Unwin on the front pastedown below the wax. Volume one initialled  "J. U." on the first page of text. Purchased from Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.
  
View the record for this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/83695 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637876848266 available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991005558569703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
 
==See also==
 
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Latest revision as of 13:36, 12 October 2021

by John Potter

Archæologia Græca
PotterArchaeologiaGraeca1728TitlePageV1.jpg

Title page from Archæologia Græca, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author John Potter
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Published London: Printed for J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, J. and B. Sprint, D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth, R. Robinson, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborne, T. Longman, W. Mears, and A. Ward
Date 1728
Edition Fifth
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Desc. 8vo (21 cm.)
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Bookplate of Edward Wilberforce Unwin, front pastedown, volume two.

John Potter (1673/4 – 1747), born in Yorkshire, England, was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and University College at Oxford. His years in Oxford led him to join the Church of England and abandon the Presbyterian faith of his father, which caused a complete breach with his family. 1694 saw Potter's election as Yorkshire fellow of [[wikipedia:Lincoln College, Oxford|Lincoln College]; he remained in that position until 1706.[1] During his time at Lincoln College, around the age of twenty-four, Potter became a rector. Further clerical positions followed: deacon, ordained priest, chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury, and bishop of Oxford. In 1737, he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury, a position he held until his death ten years later.[2]

Potter published several works on the rights of the church in which he opposed contemporary efforts at reform. In addition to these, Potter, skilled in Greek and very interested in classical history, enjoyed a noted reputation for his historical works on ancient Greece such as Archæologia Græca. Originally published in 1697 and 1698, Archæologia Græca has been praised thus, "The warm eulogies of Gronovius attest the merit of this celebrated work. Potter ... had of course availed himself of the writings of Meursius, but he has also contributed to supersede them."[3]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Potter’s antiquities. 2.v. 8vo. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The Brown Bibliography[4] lists the seventh edition published in London in 1751 based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.[5] George Wythe's Library[6] on LibraryThing indicates "Precise edition unknown. Numerous two-volume editions in octavo were published, the first in 1706." Because we do not know the actual edition owned by Wythe, the Wolf Law Library purchased an available copy of the fifth London edition (1728).

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

First page of text, volume one.

Bound in contemporary tooled, paneled calf with red calf spine labels. Contains a dollop of impressed red sealing wax with the letter "E" on each front pastedown. Volume two includes the armorial bookplate of Edward Wilberforce Unwin on the front pastedown below the wax. Volume one initialled "J. U." on the first page of text. Purchased from Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

See also

References

  1. Rebecca Louise Warner, "Potter, John (1673/4–1747)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed October 24, 2013.
  2. Encyclopedia Britannica Online, s.v. "archbishop of Canterbury," accessed October 18, 2013.
  3. Henry Hallam, Introduction to the Literature of Europe from the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, 4th ed. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854), 3:254.
  4. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.
  5. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 1:19-20 [no.40].
  6. LibraryThing, s.v. Member: George Wythe," accessed on April 21, 2013.

External Links

Read volume one in Google Books.
Read volume two in Google Books.