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A Select Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions, with Anecdotes of Distinguished Extraordinary Persons.

Ipswich J. Raw: 1806.

A very interesting early collection of English epitaphs, selected for their interest or excellence. "The following pages contain the Epitaphs of many whose lives have been the most distinguished in the annals of fame or longevity, whose excellencies, or eccentricity, have called forth the exertions of the powers of varied genius". The book is decorated with an extremely handsome frontispiece which shows two fashionable young ladies and an older gentleman admiring a handsomely carved gravestone in a churchyard.

Hardcover. 4.5"x7", xv + 230 pages, engraved frontispiece. Bound in old boards with a newer cloth spine (strictly a utilitarian rather than decorative spine). Covers worn, a little internal browning and light spotting.

Inventory #: 9735
Price: $ 100.00      

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