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The Antiquities of England and Wales

By Frances Grose

1785-87

Hooper & Wigstead : London

11.5" by 9"

Unpaginated

 

 

 

DETAILS

Francis Grose's extensive work on the historical monuments and antiquities in England and Wales, illustrated profusely throughout.

Six volumes in three. A new edition. 'The Antiquities of England and Wales' was intended to educate the masses on antiquities, aimed at those who didn't have the time or means to visit the various historical monuments around the country in person. It shows the attractions, with a small description on a separate page. The work is considered to be one of the most important antiquarian publications of the eighteenth century. Volume I with a frontispice, vignette title page, and ninety-six plates. Volume II with a frontispiece, vignette title page, and forty-three plates. Volume III with a frontispiece, vignette title page, two folding plates, and one-hundred and seven plates. Volume IV with a frontispiece, vignette title page, and thirty-seven plates Volume V with a vignette title page, and seventy-six plates. Volume VI with a vignette title page, and one-hundred and fifteen plates. Written by Francis Grose, an antiquary and lexicographer. He started publishing his 'Supplement' to 'Antiquities' in 1776, having to stop shortly between 1778 and 1783 whilst he was in the militia, resuming publication in 1783, and also published additional works on Scotland and Ireland antiquities. Undated, dated from Copac from copies held at Durham University, Manchester University, and Sheffield University.

CONDITION

Rebacked in a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Some light marks to the boards. Spines with evidence of former loss. A little rubbing to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spotting, heavier to some plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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