1817 British Monachism Or Manners And Customs Of The Monks And Nuns Of England
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First Edition, Illustrated, Limited Edition, Uncommon
To which are added: 'I. Peregrinatorium Religiosum; or Manners and Customs of Ancient Pilgrims. II. The Consuetudinal of Anchorets and Hermits. III. Some Account of the Continentes, or Persons Who Had Made Vows of Chastity. IV. Four Select Poems, in Various Styles'. Compiled from manuscripts in the British Museum and Bodleian libraries, and extensive study of various chroniclers, dissertations, and Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange's 'Glossarium mediae et infimae Latinitatis'. A first thus enlarged and illustrated edition. Collated, complete with twelve plates and two in-text illustrations. The final plate 'Pilgrim's is bound as the frontispiece of the work, as suggested in the final page of text.
Rebacked in a full calf binding with original boards preserved. Externally, very smart. Slight shelfwear to extremities. Marking to boards. Prior owner's bookplates tipped to front pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but clean and bright throughout with the odd spot. Very faint scattered spotting to the odd plate, slightly offset to facing pages. Prior owner's ink inscription to second free-endpaper.
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