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Maskell, Joseph

Berkyngechirche juxta Turrim. Collections in illustration of the parochial history and antiquities of the ancient parish of Allhallows Barking, in the city of London.

London, Bryan Corcoran & Co 1864.

Reference: 5784
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. x + 188 + (2)pp, woodcut frontispiece, 2 woodcut plates, printed slip with request from publishers for prompt payment. Publisher’s cloth, spine slightly chipped and cracked at joints (but holding together and a good copy otherwise).

A good historical study of the church and parish of All Hallows, Barking, the parish occupying fifteen acres close to the Tower of London. Maskell was then the church’s curate and his book was published for subscribers, a list of whom (on the last leaf of the volume) accounts for the sale of only fifty-six copies ; hence, no doubt, the anxiety of the publishers to be paid, evidenced by an added printed slip.