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DART, John (d. 1730)
Westmonasterium. Or the history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peters Westminster, containing, an account of its ancient and modern building, endowments, chapels, altars, reliques, customs, privileges, forms of government, &c. ... And also a survey of the church and cloysters, taken in the year 1723; with the monuments there, which, ... are curiously engraven by the best hands. In 2 vol. By Mr. John Dart. To which is added, Westminster Abbey, a poem, by the same author. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed and sold by James Cole, Joseph Smith, Tho. Bowles, Jer: Batley, Tho. Taylor, John Bowles, and by Andrew Johnstone, [1727].
2 vols ; 38.4 cm. (2°)
I: [4], iv, xlii, 195 [i.e. 135], [1] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., engr. mezzotint port., [71] pl.
II: [2], 146 (i.e. 92), [4], xliv, 24, xvi p., fold. engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [63] pl.

Most of the plates are numbered in the page sequence. There is an additional errata slip pasted down on the final page of volume I. The work was published between 1723, the date of the 'Survey' on the title-plates, and 1727 when George, Prince of Wales, to whom it is dedicated, succeeded as George II. See Adams, London illustrated, no. 27 (pp. 58--64) and BAL, Early printed books, no.813. ESTC t193562.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper 3/13/6 / March 1: 1805. Soane's journal for 1 March 1805 (Journal 5, p. 25) records a payment of £3 13s. 6d. to Mr Robson; there is also a bill and receipt of the same date and for the same sum from Nornville and Fell, Booksellers and Stationers, New Bond Street (Archive 7/3/96). Some marginalia in ink in an earlier hand.

Binding C18th calf Cambridge style blind panels, red and black gilt-tooled spine-labels.

Reference Number 2035


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