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GIBSON, Matthew.

A VIEW OF THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE CHURCHES OF DOOR, HOME-LACY, AND HEMPSTED; endow'd by the Right Honourable John, Lord Viscount Scudamore. With some memoirs of that ancient family; and an appendix of records and letters relating to the same subjects.

      London: printed by W. Bower for R. Williamson 1727 - 4to, (240x190mm), [8],238p. large folding engraved plate of Door Church and several engraved headpieces and other printers' ornaments; some slight spotting in the head margin of the first few leaves, thereafter a clean and bright copy. Contemporary blind tooled and sprinkled panelled calf, head and tail of the backstrip very slightly rubbed though some more significant wear to the corner tips. Armorial bookplate of Sir Edwyn Francis Scudamore Stanhope, of Holme Lacy. (Maslen & Lancaster Bower Ledgers 1294) The Bower ledgers record that 300 copies were printed, this copy includes the half-title and separate title to the appendix called for on Estc although the former has been bound to follow the dedication leaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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