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Book Description
THE HISTORY OF SAINT PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON FROM ITS FOUNDATION, EXTRACTED OUT OF ORIGINAL CHARTERS, RECORDS, LEIGER BOOKS, AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS by Sir William Dugdale with A Continuation and Additions, including the Republication of Sir William Dugdale’s Life, From His Own Manuscript by Henry Ellis F.R.S., Keeper of the Manuscripts in the British Museum….Published in London in 1818 this is the First Edition thus of Dugdale’s history of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London, this edition with much additional material and more extensively illustrated, containing Sixty Nine tissue guarded engraved plates, some double page, a couple of smaller illustrations in the text, with the bookplate of J. C. Lock to front pastedown, bound in old full leather with decorative embossed patterning, titled and decorated in gilt, page edges gilded all-round, a large folio format measuring 15 inches by 10 inches approx., XXXI, 500pp, a few sections of the text are in Latin, though main part of contents in English. The binding is showing some signs of wear, noticeable cracking to both joints with some loss to leather on spine edges, and corners, though boards still holding well, general mild scuffing, internally some heavy foxing and browning, mainly to text pages that are adjacent to the plates, greater part of contents generally nice and clean A GENERALLY GOOD ACCEPTABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF SAINT PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
Author Sir William Dugdale
Date 1818
Binding Leather
Publisher Lacking, Hughes, Harding &c

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