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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Cathedral antiquities. York]
The history and antiquities of the metropolitical church of York; illustrated by a series of engravings, of views, elevations, plans and details of the architecture of that edifice: with biographical anecdotes of the archbishops. By John Britton, F.S.A.
London: published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; the author; and J. Taylor, 1819.
96 p., add. engr. t.-pl., [33] pl. ; 33.5 cm. (4°)

The fourth volume of Britton's Cathedral antiquities, originally published in parts. Plates numbered I--XXXVI, including the additional engraved title-plate, pl. XXII, and omitting plates XXX and XXXV. BAL, Early printed books, no. 411.

Copy Notes A large paper copy with proof plates and 11 proofs before letters. It is bound (1) with the next three volumes in the series, The history and antiquities of ... Lichfield, 1820 (q.v.), The history and antiquities of ... Oxford, 1821 (q.v.) and The history and antiquities of ... Canterbury, 1821 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half brown goatskin, gilt-ruled borders, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt, marbled-paper boards. Bound as vol. [II] '1819--21' of a four-volume set of 'Britton's / Cathedral / Antiquities.'

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