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Curle, James.
A Roman Frontier Post and its People. The Fort of Newstead in the Parish of Melrose.
Publisher: James Maclehose and Sons, Glasgow;
Date of Publication: 1911
Stock Code: 10988
FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. xix, [1], 431, [1]. Complete with 97 full page plates (some with captioned tissue guards), 3 folding plans (2 coloured and folding), numerous illustrations within the text. Bound in the original publisher’s crimson cloth with gilt titles and gilt rule to spine. Cloth sunned to spine and lightly rubbed to edges, endpapers slightly age toned, short tear to folding plan “The Fort with its Building. Contents clean, free from inscriptions with all plates present. A Very Good copy.
First edition of the first substantial work on the first excavation of the Roman site of Trimontium, overseen by Curle. Considered of international importance as the site of one of the largest caches of Roman military objects in Britain. From the library of eminent archaeologist Paul Bidwell O.B.E., with his ownership inscription to ffep. Bidwell was responsible for the excavation of Vindolanda, and the reconstruction of Segedunum, on Hadrian’s Wall and remains one of the most respected archaeologists of his generation. Please note this is a heavyweight item so a contribution towards shipping costs may be requested for overseas. customers.
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