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Weever, John (1575/6 - 1632) was a poet and antiquary.
Ancient Funerall Monuments Within The United Monarchie of Great Britain Ireland and the lands adjacent, withe the dissolved Monasteries therein in contained; their founders, and what eminent persons h
Folio. a.e.g. Engraved title, with facing engraved plate, title, dedication, x, 871pp. An exceptional and unique copy signed by Weever "To the Right Honourable Thomas Viscount Maidstone Jo: Weever presents these his imperfect labours." The inscription is similar to the one in Queens'College Cambridge where the inscription reads: "To the learned and judicious view of the Master and Fellows of Queens' College Cambridge John Weever presents these his imperfect Labours." Weever studied at Cambridge. The copy also unique in another respect as it has the Royal Coat of Arms, gilt, inserted into the front and rear boards. The writer was reliably informed that this Coat of Arms is pre Civil War and was probably obtained when the Royal Library was sacked. It makes this copy unique. Small Folio, calf binding, gilt lettering and image of a castle on the spine, all edges gilt, and lined quality paper. ffep's with inscription, xx pp [including engraving of the author facing engraved title page, evidently by Thomas Cecil, second title page, dedication to King Charles, The Author to the Reader, A Table of the Discourse & Errata, 871pp. This work covers the funeral monuments in the diocese of Canterbury, Rochester, London and Norwich. Evidently he intended to produce another one or two volumes covering other diocese and the notes of his work are held in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries. Weever was not only an antiquarian but produced poetry long before he started his work on the Monuments, and was the friend of many literary people of his age. Funeral Monuments is 'larded' with p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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