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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. In which are occasionally inserted, Memoirs relating to many eminent Persons, and various Parts of Literature. Also Severl Engravings of Antiquary, never before published.

By Unamed

1772

Clarendon Press : Oxford

9" by 6"

vii, 111, [108], 20 [2] iv, 139 [8]pp; v, 404, 58pp

 

 

 

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A two volume set of works of biographical work exploring the life of three antiquarians from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Complete in two volumes. With the bookplate of George Manners to the front pastedown of each volume. A collection of biographical and autobiographical works by John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony a Wood. Volume I contains the autobiography of Anthony à Wood. A notable antiquary Wood kept a large library which he later bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum. In his personal life Wood was described as having uncouth manners, with some also criticising his literary style. Nonetheless, his passion for antiquarian research is what makes his such a notable character in the field. Volume II then explore the life of both John Leland and Thomas Hearne. Both, like Wood, are notable antiquaries as well known for writing poetry and memoirs. The work is bound in a uniform calf binding. Illustrated with folding plates. An interesting work exploring the life of these notable figures of the 16th and 17th centuries.

CONDITION

In a uniform calf binding. Externally smart. Light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, to the joints and to the extremities. Scratches to the front and rear boards, heaviest to volume I. Light rubbing to the front and rear pastedown and endpapers. Bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume. Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean with the occasional spot.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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