Britton, John

The history and antiquities of the metropolitan church of Canterbury ; The history and antiquities of the see and cathedral church of Lichfield ; The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Salisbury.

London, Longman 1821, 1820, 1814.

Reference: 00110
Price: £180 [convert currency]

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4to. ii+110+(4)pp, 26 engraved plates incl. title ; 74pp, 16 engraved plates ; (2)+viii+113+(1)pp, incl. woodcut title and 2 woodcut text ills, 26 + 5 engraved plates. Contemporary quarter red morocco. Slight spotting on plates, chiefly at outer blank margins.

First editions of all three titles. The Salisbury volume, the first in the Cathedral series, was highly regarded at the time of its publication for the quality of its plates, of which the majority were engraved by John Le Keux from drawings by Frederick Mackenzie. BAL Cat 399, 403, 407.