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ANCIENT FUNERALL MONUMENTS Within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands adjacent, with the dissolved Monastries therein contained: their Founders, and what eminent Persons have beene in the same interred. As Also the Death and Buriall of Certaine of the Blood Royal; the Nobilitie and Gentrie of these Kingdomes entombed in forraine Nations. A work reviving the dead memory of the Royall Progenie, the Nobilitie, Gentrie, and Communaltie, of these his Majesties Dominions. Intermixed and illustrated with variety of Historicall Observations, annotations, and briefe notes, extracted out of approved Authors, infallible Records, Lieger Bookes, Charters, Rolls, Old Manuscripts, and the Collections of Judicious Antiquaries. Whereunto is prefixed a Discourse of Funerall Monuments. Of the Foundation and fall of Religious Houses. Of Religious Orders. Of the Ecclesiastical estate of England. And of the occurences touched upon by the way, in the whole passage of these intended labours. Composed by
London, Printed by Thomas Harper 1631. . 1st Ed. 4to. T.p. [*] + ded. [*2] + Epistle ([*3]-A2) + Table [A3] + Errata [A4] + 871pp. + A Table or Index of Proper Names ... (a-[b3]). With port. frontis. and additional engraved title by Thomas Cecill, many woodcuts including several full page, dec. devices. With an additional contemporary port. of Charles I affixed to blank, ex.-libris De Reuter & Scottowe Hall, inner gilt ruling, rebound in crushed morocco boards edged with blind tooling, minor marking, rebacked in gilt lettered leather. ESTC 25223. ‘Copies complete with the 8 final leaves as above are rarely found.’& John Weever (1575/6–1632), poet and antiquary. ODNB ‘... During the first three decades of the seventeenth century, Weever travelled ‘at painful expense’ throughout England and the continent collecting inscriptions from funeral monuments, an interest he had exhibited as early as the Epigrammes. He claimed to have travelled through most of England and parts of Scotland, as well as to Italy, France, and Germany. About 1620 he befriended the herald Augustine Vincent, who gave him access to the records of the heralds' office and introduced him to Sir Robert Cotton and many other antiquaries.& In 1631 Weever published a portion of his findings in a 900-page folio volume [the above]. This contains inscriptions from Canterbury, Rochester, London, and Norwich, interlarded with Weever's commentary and poetical extracts ranging from the ancients to works of the late 1620s ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$928
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