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Dugdale, William; Stevens, John
Monasticon Anglicanum: or the History of the ancient Abbies, Monasteries, Hospitals. in England and Wales. [With:]. Two additional Volumes to Sir William Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum.
London: R. Harbin for D. Browne and J. Smith [et al.]; for Tho. Taylor, Luke Stokoe [et al.] 1718; 1722-23. London: R. Harbin for D. Browne and J. Smith [et al.]; for Tho. Taylor, Luke Stokoe [et al.] 1718; 1722-23. [From previous copy collate/ check...] 13 vols., folio, I: pp. [iv], xvi, 120 *117-*120, 121-124, *121-*124, [i], 126-244, [i], 242-375, [ix], including added engraved title, + 103 plates (8 double-page); II: pp. [ii], vii, [v], 76, ff. 77-84, pp. 85-538, [ii] + 20 plates, without added engraved title; III: pp. [iv], 279, [i], 152, cols. 153-184, pp. 185-223, 242-388, [vi] + 27 plates (of the usual 31). Titles in red and black. Upper edges dusty, occasional light water stain to upper blank margins, I: outer blank margin of 5D crudely repaired, II: small tear (flaw) without loss to 3N2. Contemporary full calf, double gilt ruled, raised bands, spine gilt. Corners bumped and a bit rubbed, small loss to upper board of I and at head or foot of spines, joints cracked but firm, I: upper hinge starting. 18th-century armorial bookplate of Rodd to two vols. The antiquary John Stevens' abridgement and translation of William Dugdale's monumental 'Monasticon Anglicanum', complete with his two supplementary volumes, which add hundreds of additional monastic charters, also translated into English. "For the first time it treated pre- and post-Reformation monastic history as a continuum" (ODNB), and when the Monasticon was re-edited into six enormous volumes in the 19th century Stevens' two supplements were incorporated. This was the second English translation/abridgement o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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