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The History And Antiquities Of The Cathedral Church Of Wells: Illustrated By A Series Of Engravings, Of Views, Elevations, Plans, And Details, Of The Architecture of that Edifice; Including Biographical Anecdotes Of The Bishops Of The See Of Bath And Wells. By John Britton, F.S.A. Etc.

John Britton

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London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row; The Author, Burton Cottage, Burton Street; And J. Taylor, 59, High Holborn, 1824

Physical Description

viii, 130 p., add. engr. t.-pl., [23] engr. pl.; 300 mm.

Series Title

The Cathedral Antiquities of England

General Note

The eighth volume of the series. Originally issued in parts (1823-1824). Printer statement on verso of title-page and foot of p. 130: C. and C. Whittingham, College House, Chiswick. The additional engraved title-plate is numbered Pl. II top right with 'Cathedral Antiquities' top left and the short tiltle set in an elevation of the monument to Thomas Cornish, with details of parts of the cathedral. In this volume all the engraved plates (except that used as the additional engraved title-plate) are bound at the end of the volume. Most of the engraved plates were by John Le Keux after George Cattermole and Henry Shaw.

Binding Note

Spine title in gilt lettering: 'Britton's Cathedral Antiq:' and 'Wells.' and 'R.A.'


Wells Cathedral History, Church architecture England Wells, Architecture, Gothic England Wells


George Henry Law Bishop of Bath and Wells, dedicatee
George Cattermole, draughtsman
Henry Shaw, draughtsman
John Le Keux, engraver
John Britton, publisher/bookseller
Josiah Taylor, publisher/bookseller
Charles Whittingham II, printer
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, publisher/bookseller