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WILLIS, Browne (1682--1760)
[Cathedral surveys. England. Part 1. 1727]
A survey of the cathedrals of York, Durham, Carlisle, Chester, Man, Lichfield, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, and Bristol. Giving an account of their foundations, builders, antient monuments and inscriptions, endowments, alienations, sales of lands, patronages; ... With an exact account of all the churches and chapels in every diocese; ... illustrated with 20 curious draughts of the ichnographies and uprights of every cathedral; newly taken to rectify the erroneous representations of them in the Monasticon, and other authors. By Browne Willis Esq;
London: printed for R. Gosling, 1727.
2 vols ; 24.5 cm. (4º)
I: [3], vi--viii, viii, 223, [2], 222--372, 363--370 p., [9] pl. (some fold.) : [1] engr. illus.
II: [3], 372--894 p., [11] pl. (some fold.)

A continuation surveying the cathedrals of Lincoln, Ely, Oxford and Peterborough was published in 1730 (q.v.). Many copies, as here, are bound in two volumes with the half-title-leaf inserted between Ccc4 and Ddd1 to act as title-leaf to the second volume, a division apparently intended by Willis who refers to "my two last Volumes of Cathedrals" in the errata to the continuation volume (p. 541). The verso of the half-title contains a list of 'Books printed for R. Gosling ...' and more advertisements are printed at the foot of the final page of the work. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3668; ESTC t93608.

Copy Notes Pages v--viii of the preface misbound in volume II. Traces of the removal of an earlier bookplate underneath Soane's.

Binding C18th undyed goatskin, gilt rule borders, gilt-tooled spine, gilt edges. Bound as vols I and II of a set of three volumes with the author's continuation of the work Survey of the cathedrals of Lincoln, Ely, Oxford, and Peterborough, 1730 (q.v.).

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