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Dallaway, James

Antiquities of Bristow in the middle centuries ; including the topography of William Wycestre, and the life of William Canynges.

Bristol, Mirror Office 1834.

Reference: 14170
Price: £95 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (2_ + iv + (4) + 212 + (10)pp, hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece, 2 engraved plates. Original boards, roan spine. Mid nineteenth century ink ownership inscription of J.H.Wyld on title leaf and on front pastedown endpaper. Subsequently in the possession of John E.Pritchard, Bristol, with his pencil initials J.E.P. on endpaper.

The most significant element in this book by the proto-architectural historian Rev.James Dallaway is his annotated version of the Latin text of the remarkable topographical survey of Bristol undertaken late in life by William Worcester (or Botoner) (1415-c.1485), the Bristol-born antiquary and historian. Dallaway also brings together what was then known about the Bristol merchant prince William Canynges, discussing in the process the evidence for the architectural history of the great mediaeval church of St.Mary Redclyffe. BAL Cat 775.