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A Select Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions, with Anecdotes of Distinguished Extraordinary Persons Epitaphs [and other volumes]

Ipswich J.Raw: 1806.

Four epitaph titles bound together. In addition to the first (anonymous) work, this includes- "Church=Yard Gleanings, and Epigrammatic Scraps: being a collection of remarkable Epitaphs and Epigrams..." by William Pulleyn (London: 1830) "[Epitaphia], or, A collection of memorials, inscribed to the memory of good and faithful servants, copied on the spot, in various cemetaries throughout the counties of Berks, Buckingham, (etc)." by J.W. Streeten (London: 18260 "Church-yard Gleanings, or, A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions" (Derby, no date, c.1840). This last title has a nice folding frontispiece showing a churchyard, although it is somewhat strongly (though not unpleasantly) colored, and in trimming the pages to make them fit into the binding with the rest of the books, the edges have been trimmed right up to, and in some cases into the text (in these case nicking off small parts of the outermost letters).

Hardcover. 4"x6.5", xv + 230 pages + engraved frontispiece xxiii + 264 pages xii + 312 pages 24 pages + folding colored frontispiece. Bound in 19th century plain quarter leather with marbled boards. Covers somewhat worn and rubbed spine head chipped at one corner a little internal soil and spotting.

Inventory #: 9744
Price: $ 250.00      

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