Ancient Funerall (Funeral) Monuments Within The United Monarchie Of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands adjacent, with the Dissolved Monasteries therein contained: Their Founders, and what eminent persons have been in the same interred...

By: Weever John

Price: £895.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Full title reads = Ancient funerall monuments within the vnited monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the islands adiacent with the dissolued monasteries therein contained: their founders, and what eminent persons haue beene in the same interred. As also the death and buriall of certaine of the bloud royall; the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdomes entombed in forraine nations. A worke reuiuing the dead memory of the royall progenie, the nobilitie, gentrie, and communaltie, of these his Maiesties dominions. Intermixed and illustrated with variety of historicall obseruations, annotations, and briefe notes, extracted out of approued authors ... Whereunto is prefixed a discourse of funerall monuments ... Composed by the Studie and Trauels of John Weever. Full leather boards with stamped/gilt borders and a large embossed oblong centrepiece with dark ground to the front and back boards, with floral and griffin (or wyvern) decoration. The front board is detached and the rear board just holding. The spine has 5 raised bands and is poor, lacking some leather to the top compartment . Decorative inner and outer edge dentelles. The title label is missing and 'LOND. 1631' in gilt to the foot of the spine. With some TLC - rebacking, etc, ? - this will be a very handsome early binding. All Edges Gilt. Internally - marbled endpapers. No Inscriptions. (18) + 871pp + (1 blank) + 13pp Index. Illustrated with a Portrait Frontispiece (small hole in the cross htching) , a full page Engraved Title page, and printed title page, plus 18 other engravings, some of which are full-page. Decorative Initial letters to the chapters. Overall the text block is tight and clean but with the odd small mark or hole here and there in the first 800 or so pages. From around there to the end of the book the paper has been damp in the past and is a little more friable and has more scattered tears/holes/rubs, mainly to the top edge/margin of the pages. The very bottom inch of the page block edge at this point is slightly wavy and very slightly jagged to the very edge of the blank margin near the very end. The text/print and illustrations however are generally fully complete, pretty dark and clear throughout. Collated and complete with the Engraved Frontispiece/Title Page/Printed Title, all engravings and full Index. Pretty Scarce. See Images. ; 4to 11" - 12" tall

Title: Ancient Funerall (Funeral) Monuments Within The United Monarchie Of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands adjacent, with the Dissolved Monasteries therein contained: Their Founders, and what eminent persons have been in the same interred...

Author Name: Weever John

Categories: Theology. Religions. Jewish, Illustrated, Bindings, Architecture. Art. Crafts, History & Politics. Churchill, Antiques. Collecting, Royalty, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Thomas Harper. and are to be sold by Lawrence Sadler At the Sign of the Golden Lion in Little Britaine: 1631

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 119959

Keywords: Ancient Funerall (funeral) Monuments Within The United Monarchie Of Great Britaine, Ireland, And The Islands Adjacent, With The Dissolved Monasteries Therein Contained: Their Founders, And What Eminent Persons Have Been In The Same Interred... By John Weever Published By Thomas Harper. And Are To Be Sold By Lawrence Sadler At The Sign Of The Golden Lion In Little Britaine, London Collated And Complete With The Engraved Frontispiece/title Page/printed Title, All Engravings And Full Index. Handsome Binding But Needs Some TLC