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The Antiquities Of England And Wales By Francis Grose, Esq. F.A.S. Vol. I. (-Vol. VIII.) New Edition.

Francis Grose

RA Collection: Book

Record number

13/1373

Author

Imprint

London: Printed for Hooper & Wigstead, No. 212, High-Holborn, facing Southampton Street, Bloomsbury-Square

Physical Description

8 vols.; 280 mm.

General Note

This new edition of the work was published 1783-1797. The engraved title-plates to volumes 1-5 and 8 are undated; vol. 6 is dated 30 Dec. 1785, while vol. 7 is dated 1797.

Vol. I: [6], iv, 160, [2], 4, [2], 5-20, [4], 21-26, [2], 27-38, [2], 39-42, [2], 43-63, [1] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [56] engr. pl.; illus.

Vol. II: [4], [61]-62, [2], 63-70, [2], 71-82, [2], 83-114, [2]. 115-144, [2], 145-160, [2], 161-232, [2], 233-244, [2], 245-250 p., engr. frontis, engr. t.-pl., [96] engr. pl.; illus.

Vol. III: [4], 1-120, [2], 121-126, [2], 121-128, [2], 129-146, [2], 143*-146*, [2], 147-168 p., engr. frontis. engr. t.-pl., [74] engr. pl. (2 fold.); illus.

Vol. IV: [4], 26, [2], 27-30, [2], 31-162, [2], 163-168, [2], 169-188 p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [67] pl.; illus.

Vol. V: [4], 20, [2], 21-38, [2], 39-46, [2], 47-80, [2], 81-118, [2], 119-195, [1] p., engr. frontis, engr. t.-pl., [93] engr. pl.; illus.

Vol. VI: [4], 20, [2], 21-28, [2], 29-44, [2], 45-60, [4], 61-172, [2], 175-184, [2], 185-196, [2], 197-215 p, engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [82] engr. pl.; illus.

Vol. VII: [4], 8, [2], 9-10, [2], 11-14, [2], 15-34, [2], 35-38, [2], 39-42, [2], 43-64, [2], 65-92, [4], 93-102, [2], 103-114, [2] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [70] engr. pl.; illus.

Vol. VIII: 4, iv, 1-118, [2], 119-[172] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., engr. port., [103] engr. pl.; illus. Page number 172 incorrectly printed as 217.

Printer vol. I, II: 'T. Bensley, Printer, Bolt-court, Fllet-street, London' ; vol. III, IV: 'Gillet and Son, Printers, Crown-court, Fleet-street, London.'; Vol. V, VI: 'S. Gosnell, Printer, Litttle Queen Street, London.'; Vol. VII, VIII: 'Brettell & Co. Printers, Marshall-Street, Golden-Square, London.'

The portrait of Grose was by Nathaniel Dance, engraved by Bartolozzi.

Contents

Vol. I: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume I.; Directions for placing Cuts, &c. - The Contents. - Introduction. - Preface. - Addenda To The Preface - [Text with illus.]

Vol. II: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index. Volume II. - [Text with illus.]

Vol. III: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume III. - [Text with illus.]

Vol. IV: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume IV. - [Text with illus.]

Vol. V: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume V. - [Text with illus.].

Vol. VI: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume VI. - [Text with illus.]

Vol. VII: [Frontis., t.-pl.] - County Index To Volume VII. - [Text with illus.]

Vol. VIII: [Frontis. t.-pl. 'Supplement To The Antiquities of England And Wales. By Grancis Grose Esqr. F.A.S. Vol. VIII.'] - County Index To Supplement. Volume VIII. - Engr. full-length port. of Grose - To The Public. - [Text wil illus.] - A General Index To The Eight Volumes.

References

Royal Institute of British Architects, Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1386

Provenance

The front pastedown carries an armorial bookplate of Francis Rougemont Esq.

Binding Note

The binding is uniform with Grose's The Antiquities of Scotland. The spine has a red morocco label lettered in gilt 'Grose's / Antiquities' and a black morocco label lettered in gilt 'England / & Wales. / 1. [-8.]' and in gilt letters at bottom of spine 'R.A.'

Subject

Great Britain Antiquities - Castles - Monasteries - Architecture - Ruins - England - Wales - History

Contributors

Francis Grose, draughtsman
Nathaniel Dance RA, source artist
Thomas Bensley, printer
Samuel Gosnell, printer
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, engraver
Hooper & Wigstead, publisher/bookseller
Gillett and Son (London), printer