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LIVES OF THOSE EMINENT ANTIQUARIES ...
The lives of those eminent antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony à Wood; with an authentick account of their respective writings and publications, from original papers. In which are occasionally inserted, memoirs relating to many eminent persons, and various parts of literature. Also, several engravings of antiquity, never before published. In two volumes. ...
Oxford printed at the Clarendon Press, for J. and J. Fletcher, and Joseph Pote, at Eton College, 1772.
2 vols ; 20.5 cm. (8º)
I: vii, [1], 111, [1], [110], 20, [2], iv, 128, [2], 129--139, [9] p., engr. frontis. port., [7] pl.
II: [2], v, [3], 404, 58 p., engr. frontis., [2] fold. pl.

Edited by William Huddesford and Thomas Warton. The first part of volume I contains the life of John Leyland (1506?--1552) together with a reprint of The laboryouse journey or serche of John Lelyand, for Englandes antiquities, given of hym as a newe years gyfte to Kynge Henry the VIII. ... with declarations enlarged: by John Bale. ..., 1549, and an account of John Bale (1495--1563), both with separate register and pagination, and with errata and advertisements for J. Battely's Antiquitates Rutupinæ, 1745 (q.v.) and The itinerary of John Leland, 1770 on the final leaf. The second part contains the life of Thomas Hearne (1678--1735), with special title-leaf and portrait plate, and separate register and pagination. The whole of volume II is devoted to Anthony à Wood (1632--1695). ESTC t136038.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 10s., 24 November 1808. (Spiers Box). Volume I inscribed in pencil on second front free-endpaper 2 Vols = 10s=/ plates fine with Boone's codes. Ink cipher on front pastedown. An earlier bookplate has been removed.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and green morocco spine-labels, red silk bookmarks.

Reference Number 2666


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