A collection of curious discourses written by eminent antiquaries upon several heads in our English antiquities 2 Volumes

By: Thomas Hearne

Price: $475.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


2 volumes 8 vo, full tan morocco leather, wide gilt border on covers, Gilt paneled spines in 7 compartments, leaf wreath design with floral centers. Red leather under title on spine and dark brown leather under volume numbers. Covers have rubbing with light wear to gilt. Corners bumped, hinge cracked in Vol 1, foxing on beginning and ending pages in both volumes. Toe of volume I is chipped and has stain on cover. Volume II cover has a light crazing in the leather but is smooth to touch.Discourses of the first Society of Antiquaries (formed during the late sixteenth century), over sixty discourses and other scholarly works collected, including several on the law and, in particular, on the Inns of Court and Chancery. Volume I has steel cut engraving, foldout of King Edward the Confessor's Chapel at Islip. Mr. Thomas Hearne's preface and appendix to the former edition.

Title: A collection of curious discourses written by eminent antiquaries upon several heads in our English antiquities 2 Volumes

Author Name: Thomas Hearne

Categories: History, Ancient Studies,

Publisher: Benjamin White at Horace's Head: 1775-01-01

Binding: Leather Bound

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Leather Bound

Seller ID: c15-1-45

Keywords: rare books England English history discourses antique manuscript Society of Antiquaries scholarly works collection law Inns of Court and Chancery steel cut engraving King Edward Confessor's Chapel at Islip,