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Liber Regis vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum With an Appendix Containing Proper Directions and Precedents Relating to the Presentations Institutions Inductions Dispensations & C and a Complete Alphabetical Index

By John Bacon; John Ecton

1786

John Nichols; J Fand C Rivington : London

11" by 9"

xvii, [1], 1391pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of John Bacon's editorial of Ecton's Thesaurus. This work is an account of the valuations of all ecclesiastical benefices who paid the first fruits and tenths annates.

The work was originally issued in 1711 and was compiled by John Ecton. Seven editions of the work appeared between 1723 and 1796 under the title 'Liber Valorum et Decimarum'. Bacon changed the name of this work to 'Liber Regis' before making his own additions. This work has been published without any mention of Ecton. Ecton's preface remains in-tact with no revision on the part of Bacon. The Gentleman's Magazine for 1786 and 1787 discussed this plagiarism in both issues. Ecton was employed in the first-fruits department of the office of Queen Anne's Bounty where he was the receiver of the tenths of the clergy. This work is a comprehensive list of the Benefices in England and Wales that are charged with the payment of the First Fruits and Tenths. Each Diocese is presented in alphabetical order. The First Edition of Bacon's 'Editorial' of this work, which has a few additions following Ecton's original work. Bacon was a British clerk and editor who spent much of his life in the first-fruits department of Queen Anne's Bounty office. ESTC No. T142990.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding . Rebacked with the original boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots to the first and last few pages. Just the odd spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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