[COMBE, Thomas (1797 - 1872)]

Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts. With an Introduction by F. A. Paley

Published: London: John Van Voorst

Date: 1844

first edition tall 8vo. 32pp plus 248 leaves (versos blank) with alternating descriptive text and a wood-engraved illustration plus [6 (index)]pp., sumptuously bound in contemporary rich maroon morocco, broad decorative tooled border on sides, spine panelled by raised bands with the panels very richly gilt tooled, one panel direct gilt lettered, board edges and inner dentelles gilt rolled, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, fine fresh copy. A beautiful copy

Contemporary signature of a Marshall? dated 1844 on a preliminary blank and a later signature of "Joseph V. MacCloskey, P.P/ Dunloy/ Co. Antrim" on the same page.

A fine work originally issued in parts on the sculpted fonts in English medieval parish churches. Many of the wood engravings are by Orlando Jewitt. Published for the Cambridge Camden Society with a lengthy introduction by their secretay, F.A. Paley.


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