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Westmonasterium, or the History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peters, Westminster. 2 volumes complete.
London; James Cole c 1723 - Two volumes folio LARGE PAPER COPY [text block 500 x 355mm], 20th century brown full panelled calf, the spines with blind decorated raised bands, one red and one green lettering and numbering piece, large gilt centres to compartments, hand-marbled endpapers with old armorial engraved bookplate of Sir Jacob Astley, Bart, Melton Constable, Norfolk on front pastedowns. VOLUME 1: engraved title-page, 74 plates (including frontispiece and 3 double-page), head and tail-pieces, decorated initials, [iv] iv, xlii, 195 [1]pp. Inscription dated 1957 on front fly-leaf; small tear in margin plate opposite pp93, without loss. VOLUME 2: engraved title-page, 73 plates including frontispiece, decorated initials, head and tail-pieces, [ii], xliv, 24, 146, [4], xvipp. Small burn-hole ppxvii with loss of a couple of letters; stain partly obscuring a few letters ppiii Appendix. Only 147 of 148 plates wanted (lacking mezzotint portrait of the author) : 7 plates of coats-of-arms, some 135 splendidly engraved plates of tombs and monuments, plus a plan and a few prospects. An invaluable record. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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