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All published. Folio. xx, 66,  pp. 13 engraved plates showing English scenes including castles, mansions, ruined architecture, large fold-out map, also includes genealogical tables, lists of castles and abbeys with their owners; neat repair to marginal tear on page in Cambridgeshire section, lacks leaf "Directions to the Binder.". Early full gilt mottled calf, gilt spine, gilt red & green spine labels; extremities rubbed. Bookplate of Westdean Library. Very good. This beautifully bound illustrated guide to the great castles, families, and architecture of England was originally published in separate parts, and intended (though never completed) to run to further volumes. The remarkable engraved plates include scenes of: Black Friars Gate in Canterbury, Wilmington Priory in Sussex, a fold-out map of Black Friars Abbey, & Breadsall Priory.
Title: Topographical Miscellanies, Containing Ancient Histories, and Modern Descriptions, of Mansions, Churches, Monuments, and Families, with Many Engravings, Particularly of Ancient Architecture, Throughout England. Vol. I.
Categories: History, British,
Publisher: London:, Printed for J. Robson, & H. D. Symonds, 1792.: 1792
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1544
Keywords: History, British