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The best antiquary of his day, Richard Gough (1735-1809) served as director of the Society of Antiquities for over twenty-five years. the one son of a filthy rich relatives, Gough benefited from being loose to pursue his pursuits with no difficulty. His self reliant fortune allowed him either to behavior his personal learn and to assist others with theirs. whereas the topography and Roman antiquities of the entire of significant Britain and eire shaped his fundamental concentration, he was once additionally an keen proponent of Saxonist scholarship, because the panoply of his amassed books on either topics attests. those, including various maps, plans, drawings and charts, he bequeathed to Oxford's Bodleian Library. initially released in 1814, this catalogue constitutes facts of a lifelong curiosity in, in addition to beneficiant aid for the continuation of, antiquarian and topographical agencies.