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AN ACCOUNT OF THE CHURCHES, or places of assembly, of the primitive Christians; from the churches of Tyre, Jerusalem, and Constantinople. Described by Eusebius.
London, printed by S. Roycroft, for R. Clavell at the Peacock at the west-end of S. Pauls, 1689.And ocular observations of several very ancient edifices of churches yet extant in those parts. With a seasonable application. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION 1689, small 8vo, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6 x 3½ inches, 5 folded leaves of plates, of which 4 are plans of churches and 1 is an illustration of a Byzantine church facade: "A Prospect of the Ancient Church", pages: [6], 130, [2 of 3 blank leaves], bound in full contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, original backstrip laid on, gilt rules and gilt lettered red morocco label. The plans show the church of Tyre, the church of the Holy Sepulchre, the church of the Apostles at Constantinople, and the Primitive Churches. Wheler describes the Byzantine church architecture and the interior fittings. His own observations on the churches he saw during his travels in the East are contained in the commentaries on Eusebius. Binding slightly worn, bookplate on front pastedown of James Elwin Millard, headmaster of Magdalen College School, Oxford from 1846 - 1864, a couple of lines in manuscript also and a small old bookseller's label, tiny piece missing from lower corner of A2, small closed tear to inner edge of Plate 2, neatly repaired on reverse, very small chip to lower edge of F2 (seems paper flaw), small piece missing from lower corner of rear endpaper, a very good clean copy, complete with all plates, of a rare book which was not reprinted. Atabey, Volume II, No. 1330; Blackmer II, 350. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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