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THOMAS, William (1670-1738)
A survey of the cathedral-church of Worcester; with an account of the bishops thereof, from the foundation of the see, to the year 1600. Also an appendix of many Original Papers and Records, never before Printed
printed for the author, and to be had of him at his house in Worcester; and of John Clarke, [London], Bookseller, at the Golden-, 1737. London: printed for the author, and to be had of him at his house in Worcester; and of John Clarke, [London], Bookseller, at the Golden-Ball in Duck-Lane, near Little-Britain, 1737. Full Calf. Fine. Reissue of the 1736 edition, with cancel title page printed in red and black, of this account of the bishops of Worcester. Demy 4to (252 x 191mm): [2],vi,124; 222; [2,blank],8,210pp, with 27 full-page and five half-page plates of monuments and tombs (including four folding) and three woodcut headpieces (one signed 'FH'), three woodcut tailpieces (one signed 'FH'), and three woodcut factotums. Some words and inscriptions in black letter. "An Account of the Bishops of Worcester" and "Chartæ originales ex registris sedis episcopalis Wygorn" (including Index, which references the whole work) with separate title pages, pagination, and register. Engraved Chippendale armorial book plate of George Kenyon of Peel Esq. Contemporary full calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments separated by raised bands, burgundy morocco lettering piece gilt. Occasional neat, informative marginalia in light pencil, several quires lightly toned, skillful professional repairs to joints and head cap, but a fresh, bright example. Comports completely with Upcott's description of 1736 first edition (excepting canceled title leaf) and is thus the same edition (probably reissued to correct the year up to which the Account of the Bishops is taken: erroneously given as 1660 on … [Click Below for Full Description]
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