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Caldwall, Thomas.
A Select Collection of Ancient and Modern Epitaphs, and Inscriptions to which are added some on the Decease of Eminent Personages.

London Thomas Caldwall: 1796.

The author notes in the preface: "The Compiler of the following sheets, having for many years made it a favourite amusement to collect from the various churches, church-yards, and burial-places (in those situations where business or pleasure induced him to go), such inscriptions as might be useful or entertaining, has been persuaded to form such selection of them as might be pleasing and instructive, and present them to the Public". A second edition was printed in 1802.

Hardcover. 4.5"x7", iv + 416 pages, portrait frontispiece. Bound in old period marbled boards with a calf spine. Covers rubbed and somewhat worn. Spine largely perished through rubbing and the hinges are loose. Some scattered internal soil and a few marks a little browning and spotting.

Inventory #: 9737
Price: $ 150.00      

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