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WHELER, Robert Bell (1785--1857)
History and antiquities of Stratford-upon-Avon: comprising a description of the collegiate church, the life of Shakspeare, and copies of several documents relating to him and his family, never before printed; with a biographical sketch of other eminent characters, ... To which is added, a particular account of the jubilee, celebrated at Stratford, in honour of our immortal bard. By R. B. Wheler. Embellished with eight engravings.
Stratford-upon-Avon printed and sold by J. Ward; sold also by Longman and Co., London, Wilks and Co. Birmingham, and by most other booksellers in town and country, [1806].
[4], ii, 229, [1] p., [8] aquatint pl. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

Wheler was a Stratford antiquary and friend of Soane's close friend and fellow Shakespeare enthusiast John Britton. The aquatint plates by F. Eginton from drawings by the author are dated 1806. With a long list of subscribers (pp. [211]--229) in which Soane's name, however, does not appear.

Binding C19th pink paper boards, spine-title in ink.

Reference Number 3579


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