LYSONS, Samuel.
An Account of Roman Antiquaries discovered at Woodchester in the County of Gloucester in the year 1793.

Published
London: 1796.
References
Abbey Scenery 143; Bobins 680.
Plates
35
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5523

Folio, two parts in one, 40 plates (31 full or partly hand coloured, 8 aquatints, plus dedication and title pages), contemporary English pale calf spine and edges, acid-etched stencil palmette borders. Gilt panelled, with raised bands, and one compartment with red morocco label, decorative label trimmed and pasted to upper board, marbled endpapers, coloured edges, all housed in a modern linen box with a morocco label to spine. Lyons was an artist of some skill. The plates for this work were etched by himself from his own drawings, and the descriptive text in English and French were also his own work. He produced several works on the antiquities of Gloucestershire, and accounts of various mosaic payments in the West Country. The plates of this work are magnificent of their kind, and of a very high quality.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Title page.
2. Dedication page.
3. Map of the Roman Stations Roads and Buildings within 15 miles of Woodchester (double page).
4. S.E. View of Woodchester (double page).
5. View of Woodchester from Selsley Hill (double page).
6. N.E. View of Woodchester.
7. Plan of Woodchester Churchyard and the adjacent Fields, shewing the Extent of the Roman Building discovered there.
8. Plan of the Roman Building discovered at Woodchester (double page).
9. Fragment of the South side of the great Mosaic Pavement (double page).
10. Several parts of the same as above on an enlarged scale.
11. Fragment of the North side of the great Mosaic Pavement (double page).
12. The whole design of the great Pavement restored (double page).
13. Mosaic Pavement of the Cryptoporticus (double page).
14-21. Mosaic Pavements.
22. Ornaments used in the several Mosaic Pavements (25 figs).
23-24. Plans and sections of Flues for heating the Rooms.
25. Remains of two Hypocausts, with specimens of the Funnels used in them.
26. S.W. view of the remains of Laconicum, or Sweating Room.
27. Plan of the Laconicum and Bath, with a section of the latter, and specimens of the Bricks used in the former.
28. Plan and sections of the Flues of the Laconicum.
29. Specimens of Walls &c.
30. Fragments of Marbles.
31. Fragments of Stucco.
32-33. Various Fragments of Poterie.
34-35. Various Utensils &c.