by John Potter
|Archæologia Græca: or, The Antiquities of Greece|
Title page from Archæologia Græca: or, The Antiquities of Greece, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.
|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|
|Volumes||2 volume set|
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."
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Bound in contemporary tooled paneled calf with red calf spine labels and the title page printed in red & black. Contains 31 copper engraved plates and a dollop of impressed red sealing wax on each front pastedown. Purchased from Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.
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- Rebecca Louise Warner, [http://www.oxforddnb.com.proxy.wm.edu/view/article/22612 "Potter, John (1673/4–1747)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004- ) , accessed October 24, 2013.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online, s.v. “archbishop of Canterbury,” accessed October 18, 2013, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/93055/archbishop-of-Canterbury.
- 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.