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BRITTON, JOHN (1771-1857)
A collection of titles- THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY, AND CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BRISTOL - (plus with a slight variation in titles)- the Cathedrals of SALISBURY, EXETER, HEREFORD, WORCESTER, PETERBOROUGH, GLOUCESTER, NORWICH, LICHFIELD, CANTERBURY, WINCHESTER AND WELLS.
Longman, Rees and others. 1814-1835. 12 volumes Imperial quarto 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches- uniformly and finely leather bound in full period morocco gilt. Spines in compartments with gilt and blind embossed decoration, boards with 4 gilt fillets, gilt corner tools, blind embossed central panels with the titles in gilt on the upper boards. Thick silky endpapers and inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Binding by John Stacy, Old Hay Market, Norwich -with his labels. (John Stacy is not listed in the bibliography of Ticketed Bookbindings of the Nineteenth Century). A total of 14 histories of the cathedrals of which 12 are here present were published (York and Oxford not included). Unusually tall, wide margined copies. A run of this nature and uniformity is scarce. All volumes with engraved titles (except Lichfield), printed titles, text and engraved plates throughout. Some spotting, and some small stains to a few outer margins in Canterbury. A stunningly bound collection. Salisbury 1814, Norwich 1816, Winchester 1817, Lichfield 1820, Canterbury 1821, Wells 1824, Exeter 1826, Peterborough 1828, Gloucester 1829, Bristol 1830, Hereford 1831, Worcester 1835.
Bookseller: Russell Rare Books [UK]

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