Mr Tom W Flowers has produced a book Stonehenge 1740 AD: John Wood's 1740 survey and report, transcribed and analyzed on C.A.D.which is a transcribed and annotated version John Wood's 1740 book, or as it was described "letter", known as "Choir Gaure, vulgarly called Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, described, restored, and explained".
Mr Flowers has some strong views on Stonehenge and its history which needn't bother us now but as a faithful and useful modern printing of this work it is welcome. It is only spoilt by the lack of the large scale plan which so much of the book references as John Wood explains how and where he surveyed it from. The smaller scale plans printed and on the associated website are useful but a touch inadequate. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a better alternative of the actual plans on the web. Mr Flowers also is a great believer in the Megalithic Yard, at 32.664 inches, and uses it as the scale on his plans. I have built a megalithic monument and I doubt we managed to get any large stone to within two inches of where we wanted it to go except by chance. I discover that there is a term and Wikipedia entry that covers it. Pseudoscientific metrology.
The annotations added to the actual book are a light and helpful touch and are useful, and the advert for his upcoming book and websites (http://www.therealstonehenge.com/ and http://stoneage2500bc.blogspot.co.uk/ are kept to an endnote.
The original book is available as a free download from Google books and is within the window below, but it seems to lack the original large plan.
But I like a printed book and so am pleased to add this to my Stonehenge library.