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An Ancient Confirmation Deed, relating to Certain Lands Formerly Possessed by the Abbey of Shaftesbury in the County Of Dorset
Evesham: Printed By J. Agg, 1818. 42pp. Later two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Geo. Matcham Esq ex dono amici Editoris, Thomae Phillipps de Middlehill 1856' to blank fly. George Nelson Matcham (1789-1877), English lawyer and antiquary. The eldest son of George Matcham and nephew of Admiral Lord Nelson (through his mother, nee Catherine Nelson) was involved in the recording of Wiltshire local history and tributes to his uncle, contributing to Hoare's Modern History of Wiltshire (London, 1822-42) and publishing his own Notes and Character of Admiral Lord Nelson, in relation to the journal of Mrs. St. George (London, 1861). His correspondence with the eminent collector and bibliophile Sir Thomas Phillipps, who edited this collection of three deeds (that mentioned in the title, along with two others relating to Worcestershire) and presented this copy several decades after its production, is housed at the Bodleian (MSS Phillipps-Robinson). . First Edition. Quarto.
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