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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Cathedral antiquities. Gloucester]
The history and antiquities of the abbey, and cathedral church of Gloucester: illustrated by a series of engravings of views, elevations, plans, and details of that edifice; with biographical anecdotes ... By John Britton, ...
London: published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green; the author; and J. Taylor, 1829.
viii, 88, 18, [2] p., XXII pl. : wd.-engr. illus. ; 33.3 cm. (4°)

Plate XIV bound as frontispiece. The eleventh volume of Britton's Cathedral antiquities, published in parts with John Webb's 'Essay on the Abbey of Gloucester'. Following losses on the previous three volumes, this was the last volume published by direct funding by the publishers. BAL, Early printed books, no. 401.

Copy Notes A large paper copy with a full set of proof plates and 11 proofs before letters. Bought from John Britton for £7 12s. (discounted from 8 guineas), 27 June 1829. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.25). It is bound (1) with the final three volumes in the series, The history and antiquities of ... Bristol, 1830 (q.v.), The history and antiquities of ... Hereford, 1831 (q.v.) and The history and antiquities of ... Worcester, 1835 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half brown goatskin, gilt-ruled borders, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt, marbled-paper boards. Bound as vol. [IV] '1829--35' of a four-volume set of 'Britton's / Cathedral / Antiquities.'

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