The History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter’s Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments. [With 80 hand-coloured Plates, one engraved Portrait (of 2) and one engraved Plan].
First Edition. Two Volumes – Complete. London, Printed for R. Ackermann, 1812. 34 x 28 cm (13.5 x 11 inches). Vol.1: (6), xviii (Subscribers, Index, Intro), 330 pages plus 4 pages Index. With a coloured Frontispiece and two Plates / Vol.2: (2), 275 pages. With 79 Plates. One Plate (‘Aymer De Valance – Earl of Pembroke’) not present. Plate 38 mislabeled (‘North’ vs. ‘South’ Isle). Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised decorated bands. Black labels with gilt titles and volume numbers. Small blind decorations. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Age darkened throughout, mild damp staining. A few pages have been professionally repaired. Small Bookworm holes to first and last few pages of volume 1. Armorial Ex Libris of previous Owner (‘George Fottrell’) on front paste downs of both volumes.
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