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DYER, Gilbert (1743--1820)
A restoration of the ancient modes of bestowing names on the rivers, hills, vallies, plains, and settlements of Britain; recorded in no author. Exemplified in the derivations of Roman-british, and later denominations ... To this treatise are prefixed, the principles by which names were originally formed, from their primitive Gaelic roots. By G. Dyer.
Exeter printed for G. Dyer; and in London, for J. Johnson, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, R. Faulder, Cadell and Davies, Cuthell and Martin, Lackington, Allen and Co. T. Reynolds, W.H. Lane, J. Mawman, and T. Oftell. Woolner, printer, Exeter, 1805.
314 p. ; 20.5 cm. (8º)

An investigation of the Celtic origins of place names in the Exeter region by the bookseller and antiquarian Gilbert Dyer.

Copy Notes Acquired at the Attingham sale (q.v.) on 7 August 1827 for £1, lot 15, with four other works. Armorial bookplate of Lord Berwick.

Binding C19th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label, lozenge-shaped paper spine-label attached with library shelf mark in ink 15/6.

Reference Number 4627


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