(Glastonbury Abbey Estate)

Particulars, with plans, views, and conditions of sale, of a valuable freehold estate …comprising the elegant and distinguished mansion known as the Abbey House … the two entrance lodges and 22 cottages … {and] the magnificent and historic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey… which will be sold by auction … by Mr Robert Bowring … on Thursday, the 6th day of June, 1907.

London, Vacher & Sons (printers), for the auctioneer (Robert Bowring), (1907).

Reference: 13885
Price: £580 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large folio. 24pp, large folding litho map, folding coloured litho ground plan, 9 photo plates. Original decorative printed boards, cloth spine, slghtly worn at edges.

Handsome auction catalogue, now scarce, produced for the sale in 1907 of the Glastonbury Abbey estate, including the impressive ruins of the Lady Chapel and other surviving remains of the buildings of this famous mediaeval abbey, well illustrated on accompanying photo plates. The Abbey House and the larger part of the Abbey site were resold in 1908 to the Bath and Wells Diocesan Trust, and the plates in the 1907 auction catalogue record the state of the Abbey buildings before extensive archaeological excavations carried out in the early twentieth century.