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WREN, Christopher (1675--1747)
Parentalia: or memoirs of the family of the Wrens; viz. of Mathew, Bishop of Ely, Christopher, Dean of Windsor, &c. but chiefly of Sir Christopher Wren, ... In which is contained, besides his works, a great number of original papers and records; on religion, politicks, anatomy, mathematicks, architecture, antiquities; and most branches of polite literature, compiled by his son Christopher, now published by his grandson, Stephen Wren, Esq. With the care of Joseph Ames, F.R.S. ...
London: printed for T. Osborn; and R. Dodsley, 1750 [i.e. 1817].
[2], vi, xii, 159, [1], 181--368, [4] p., mezzotint port., engr. dedic., [10] pl. : [1] engr. illus. ; 34.7 cm. (2°)

The title-page in this copy, printed in red and black, is a variant printed in the early nineteenth century, with several differences in punctuation. The preface (pp. [1], iv--vi), which should follow the title-page, is bound after the contents. See Harris and Savage, no. 949; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3718; ESTC t145737.

Copy Notes 'Wren's Parentalia reprint Title' bought from Thomas Boone for £10 on 3 September 1817. (Archive 16/12/63). The price, £10--, inscribed in ink on front pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4302


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