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The lives Of those eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony a Wood; with An authentick Account of their respective Writings and Publications, from original papers
Printed at the Clarendon Press, for J. and J. Fletcher.And Joseph Pote, Oxford 1772 - In two volumes. vii, [1], 111, [113], 20, [2], iv, 139, [9]; [2], v, [3], 404, 58pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume and a further nine engraved plates, three of which folding. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked in calf. Heavy rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Recent armorial bookplates of 'G.A.B.D. Hacket' to both FEPs, eighteenth-century book label of the 'Book Society' (sadly unidentified) to FEP of Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. I misbound, very occasional light marginal dust-soiling. An authoritative record of the lives and works of three distinguished Oxonian antiquaries, by curator of the Ashmolean Museum, William Huddesford (bap. 1732, d. 1772). Despite an evident clarity of understanding regarding his subject, Huddesford rejected an election to the Society of Antiquaries, claiming a lack of necessary antiquarian expertise. ESTC T136038. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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