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Notitia Monastica: or, An Account of all the Abbies, Priories, and Houses of Friers, Heretofore in England and Wales; and also of all the Colleges and Hospitals Founded before A.D.MDXL

By Thomas Tanner

1744 - London - John Tanner

14.5" by 9", xliv, 722pp plus frontispiece and three plates collate complete

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

A wonderful early work outlining all the places of religious life and worship in England and Wales.

Second Edition.

With portrait frontispiece and three further plates featuring coats of arms.

With an index of the religious houses to the rear.

'Printed by William Bowyer at the expense of the Society for the Encouragement of Learning'.

Thomas Tanner, (16741735), bishop of St Asaph and antiquary. Tanner's chief work published during his lifetime is the Notitia Monastica, a short account of all the religious houses in England and Wales. This was published at Oxford in 1695; it was reprinted with additions by the author's brother, John Tanner, in 1744; and was reprinted again with further additions by James Nasmith in 1787. He also wrote Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica, a dictionary of all the authors who flourished in England, Scotland and Ireland before the opening of the 17th century, at which he laboured for forty years. This was eventually completed by David Wilkins and published in 1748, thirteen years after the author's death. Tanner also collected materials for a history of Wiltshire and worked for some time on a new edition of the works of John Leland.

The "Society for the Encouragement of Learning" was a group that tried to help authors become independent from publishers.

CONDITION

Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally very sound, rubbing to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Generally lovely and bright and clean with just a few scattered spots. Off-setting to the title from the frontis. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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