Fountains Abbey (1891)

Joseph Readman

Ancient Ripon and Fountains the Magnificent.

Published: Hull: William Andrews & Co., The Hull Press,

Date: 1891

viii, 46p. Original cloth.

"It is now eighteen years since three boys stood in Ripon market-place discussing (in boyish fashion) the practicability of writing a history of Ripon - and printing it! They decided that jointly the work should be carried out; however, a chapter or two was written only, and then it dropped altogether. Two of these boys have long since passed away! - the third has now the pleasure of submitting, in poetic form, what, for eighteen years, he has had more or less in contemplation. The Author sincerely thanks those ladies and gentlemen who have subscribed, and thus made its publication possible." - Preface

List of subscribers to final leaf.

A little wear to spine ends else a very good to fine copy of a very scarce title.


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