Brown leather binding with raised banding, red title plate and gilt title on the spine. Gilt Cambridge panel design on the boards.
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Torr’s early pioneering study of the city has a certain charm through its numerous woodcut coats of arms incorporated in the text.
[TORR, JAMES]. The Antiquities of York City and the Civil Government thereof: with a List of all the Mayors and Bayliffs, Lord Mayors and Sheriffs, from the Time of King Edward the First, to this Present Year 1719. Collected from Papers of Christopher Hildyard, Esq; with notes and Observations, and the Addition of Ancient Inscriptions, and Coates of Arms, from Gravestones and Church-Windows. York: Printed by G. White for F. Hildyard; and to be sold by W. Taylor in Paster-Noster-Row, and T. Ward in Inner Temple-Lane, London. Anno Dom, 1719.
First edition. Leather-bound; hardcover; octavo. Scarce.
Full title: “The Antiquities of York City and the Civil Government thereof: with A List of all the Mayors and Bayliffs, Lord Mayors and Sheriffs, from the Time of King Edward the First, to this Present Year 1719. Collected fromWith Notes and Observations, andnthe Addition of Ancient Inscriptions and Coates of Arms, from Gravestones and Church-windows. And Since Continued to this present Year, 1719. With an Appendix of the Dimensions of York Minister, The Names of the Founders, Repairers, and Benefactors. A Catalogue of all the Religious Houses, Chappels, and that Churches, that have been, and at present are, in the said City. And also he Gifts and Legacies to the Charity-Schools, with the Names of the first Promoters and Founders thereof.” Includes printed dedications to Sir William Robinson, of Newby, Baront. Member of Parliament for the City of York and Robert Fairfax, Esq; Alderman of the City of York by Francis Hildyard. Contains vignette illustrations of York Coat of arms and those of others. Full leather with matching decorative tooling on the front and rear covers.
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