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An Accurate Description and History Of The Metropolitan and Cathedral Churches of Canterbury and York, From their first Foundation to the present Year. Illustrated With One Hundred and Seventeen Copper-Plates, Consisting of Different Views, Plans, Monuments, Antiquities, Arms &c.
RA Collection: Book
London:: Printed for W. Sandby, Bookseller, in Fleet-Street; and sold by J. Hildyard, Bookseller, in York., MDCCLV.
, 144,  p., 82 pl. (12 dble.): illus.; 381 mm. (Folio).
In some copies page 92 is misnumbered as 86; 126 as 122. [RA copy] lacks pl. 50; there is a pl. 48 bis; pl. 4,5 are misplaced after pl. 28, pl. 74 is misplaced before pl. 72. Of the twelve double plates four are folding; the single pl. 79 is also folding.
The text is followed by an Appendix, an index, and list of plates.
Anonymously abridged, with minor additions, from J. Dart's The history and antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury (1726) and F. Drake's Eboracum (1736).
Many plates of Canterbury are signed as engraved by James Cole. Some showing York are signed by draughtsmen, John Haynes, P. Harrison, Gul. Kent, or by engravers, J. Harris, J. Basire, C. du Bosc, G. Vertue or W.H. Toms.
Royal Institute of British Architects British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 23.
The date of 1736 is carried by several plates.
An electronic reproduction was published in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). Microfilm versions were published in 1988 (London: British Library) ) (Neg. PB.Mic.C.8656) and 1986 (Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications).
Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered 'History Of Canterbury And York R.A. 1755'.
Cathedral Church (Canterbury) - York Minster - Architecture, British - Churches - Cathedrals - Sepulchral monuments - Sculpture, British - Great Britain - Canterbury - York - History - Romanesque - Gothic
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century