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FARMER, John, of Waltham Abbey (fl. 1735)


The history of the ancient town, and once famous abbey, of Waltham, in the county of Essex, from the foundation to the present time. Containing many curious extracts from records, leger-books, grants, charters, acts of Parliament, approved authors, and from inscriptions on the monuments in the church. Together with the inquisition taken of the perambulation of the forest of Waltham, ... To which is added The history of abbies, abridg'd, from the Year 977 to their dissolution, and down to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Illustrated with many curious copper-plates. By J. Farmer, of Waltham Abbey, gent.
London: printed for the author, 1735.
[15], iv, [11], 237, [1] p., [9] pl. (4 fold.) ; 19.2 cm. (8º)

'The History of Abbies abridg'd' has divisional title-page and separate dedication; the register is continuous. With a list of subscribers, including a leaf, 'Names omitted in the list of subscribers'. ESTC t146481.

Copy Notes In this copy the four unsigned leaves of the dedication for 'The History of Abbies abridg’d’ are bound directly after the general title-page, preceding the general dedication.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-rule borders and spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2233


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