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Buckler, George

Colchester Castle a Roman building, Second section. Or archaeological notes and sketches not to be found in the journals of societies.

Colchester, printed by Benham and Harrison 1877 (”not published”).

Reference: 9926
Price: £75 [convert currency]

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8vo. (2) + 66pp, with frontispiece plan. Original printed wrappers, a little stained and slightly defective. Author’s presentation inscription to Rev.E.S.Carlos, with brief accompanying presentation letter dated October 1877.

A vigorously written pamphlet by the architect George Buckler in which he defends the theory originally put forward in the 1850s by a local antiquary that Colchester Castle is in essence a Roman building and not a Norman castle. Buckler had issued a pamphlet to the same effect under a similar title in 1876, but had been provoked into this additional publication by J.H.Parker’s remark at a meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute at Colchester in 1876 that “to say that it [Colchester Castle] was Roman would be absolute nonsense”.