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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Cathedral antiquities. Bristol]
The history and antiquities of the abbey, and cathedral church of Bristol: 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, 1830.
x, 78 p., add. engr. t.-pl., [11] pl. : wd.-engr. illus. ; 33.3 cm. (4°)

The twelfth volume of Britton's Cathedral antiquities series and the first to be partly financed by local subscribers. Originally issued in parts. Plates numbered I-XI, with the title-plate numbered XI. BAL, Early printed books, no. 398.

Copy Notes Soane purchased his large paper copy with a full set of proof plates and 6 proofs before letters from Britton for £3 on 8 July 1830. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.4). It is bound (2) with the previous and final two volumes in the series, The history and antiquities of ... Gloucester, 1829 (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.'

Reference Number 4039


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