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Published in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100:3 (2006), pp. 357-378. Copyright 2006 Bibliographical Society of America.


The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly Called Stone- Heng, on Salisbury Plain (London, 1655) is the only publication associated with Inigo Jones (1573-1652), Surveyor for Prince Henry, King James I, and King Charles I. However, the precise nature of Jones's contribution to this work is much debated, his authorship being challenged. Jones's supposed lack of learning has led scholars to believe that Jones had little or no involvement in the work. However, new evidence suggests that Jones possessed far more extensive learning than has previously been credited to him. Indeed, this essay will show the nature of collaboration between the master, Jones, and his assistant, John Webb: Jones was often responsible in constructing an argument and supporting it with printed sources, while Webb provided bibliographical details.

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