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BATTELY, John (1646--1708)
[Works. 1745]
Joannis Battely S.T.P. Archidiaconi Cantuariensis opera posthuma. Viz. Antiquitates Rutupinæ et Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi ad annum 1272 perductæ.
Oxoniæ: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1745.
2 pts in 1 vol. ; 25.1 cm. (4°)
I: [12], 138, [4], XII, [1] pl. (5 fold.) : illus.
II: [4], 164 p., III pl. : illus.

The second edition of Antiquitates Rutupinæ concerning the ancient state of the Isle of Thanet, first published in 1711 by Dr Thomas Terry, canon of Christchurch; Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi is an unfinished history of Battely's native city, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk. It was published by his nephew, Oliver Battely, with its own half-title, title-page, pagination and signatures, and an appendix and list of abbots by Sir James Burrough, the antiquarian and architect. ESTC t91281.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bought from Thomas Boone for 5s. on 4 February 1807. (Spiers Box). Second front-free endpaper inscribed by Boone in pencil fine Copy / plates -5s-. Engraved bookplate with the initials RW pasted in on the verso of front free endpaper, top left.
Copy 2: 28.7 cm. Imperfect; Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi lacking plates I and III. Bought from Thomas Boone for 5s. 6d. on 5 July 1815. (Spiers Box). Inscribed by Boone in pencil on front free-endpaper Ch Max./ Plates of Antiquities =5s=6d D.1/ Coins &c.

Binding Copy 1: C18th mottled calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine, three red morocco spine-labels, red and green sponge-blocked edges.
Copy 2: C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4026


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