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The Arundel Guide; Containing the History and Antiquities of Arundel Castle: Also an Account of Amberley Castle, and of the Roman Remains at Bignor and Lancing, and a Few Particulars Relating to Little Hamptons An Account of the Remains of a Roman Villa Discovered at Bignor, in the County of Sussex, in the Year 1811, and Four Following Years

By Richard Dally; [Samuel Lysons]

1820-30

Hurst Chance and Co; T. Bensley : London

7" by 4.5"

[7], iv, [1], 2-76, [3], 4, [5], 8-37pp

 

 

 

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A very scarce collection of two works on antiquities in Arundel and Bignor, looking at Arundel Castle, and at the Roman Villa in Bignor. Illustrated throughout, with folding plates, and with hand-coloured plates.

Two volumes in one. Two interesting works on antiquities of Arundel Castle, and of the discovery of Roman remains at Bignor. 'The Arundel Guide', written by Richard Dally, and published by Hurst, Chance, and Co in 1830. Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plate, and twelve plates. 'The Arundel Guide' is a very scarce work, with only three on Copac, held at the British Library, Leicester University, and the V&A Libraries. This copy is the second edition of this work. Arundel Castle is a medieval castle in Arundel, West Sussex. It has been in the Duke of Norfolk family for a long time, and is the principal seat of the Howard family. Arundel itself is a market town, and is also the home of a Roman Catholic cathedral. This work goes into the history and antiquities of the castle, looking briefly at the history of the castle, then in depth into various rooms; this includes the library, the baron's hall, the great drawing room, the breakfast room, and more. It also looks at significant moments in the castle's history, such as the arrival of Empress Maud, and also a treasonable assembly at the castle in the reign of Richard II. This work is a duodecimo, with the signatures running from B-D12, E2. 'An Account of the Remains of a Roman Villa Discovered at Bignor' Written by Samuel Lysons, published by T. Bensley in 1820. Illustrated with a folding hand-coloured plate, one folding plate, and six hand-coloured plates. Collated, complete, with two extra plates. This work is the first separate edition. This work provides an account of the discovery of the Roman remains in Bignor. It is a large Roman courtyard villa and it known for its high quality intricate mosaic floors. It was discovered in 1811 by a farmer when he was ploughing the field. It was excavated by John Hawkins and Samuel Lysons. Written by Samuel Lysons. He was one of the first archaeologists to investigate Roman sites in England. He studied law in Bath, served as director of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He also published other works about his other Roman discoveries. This work is an octavo, the first register with no signature, the signatures then continue as B8, C3. A nice set of works looking at the history of towns in England, illustrated throughout.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. A little fading to the spine. Light rubbing to the extremities and spine. Crack to the head of the rear joint. Light loss to the head of the spine. A little rubbing to the boards. Hinges are starting but firm. Pages from the front endpaper to the frontispiece are working loose and may detach with further handling. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with the odd spot. Dampstain to the reverse of the place facing page 28, though not affecting image.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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