A View of the Origins of that Great Institution, Sketches of Its Early Benefactors and Principal Officers, and a Survey of the Priceless Objects preserved within its Walls. First edition. 
xii, 355 pp., frontis, 47 b/w plates, 2 folding plans, 8vo, orig. red cloth, gilt to spine, (slightly faded), front cover blocked in gilt with red, blue orange and green, teg. Contemporary gift inscription to endpaper. An attractive copy. Vg.
Author SHELLEY, H.C.
Publisher L.C. Page & Company: Boston