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1753 Westminster Abbey History Curiosities Monuments Epitaphs and More

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Seller: joslinhall (7,696) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162268870959 “An Historical Description of Westminster Abbey, its Monuments and Curiosities” By David Henry. Printed for J. Newberry at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London, in 1753. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: An early visitor's guide to the great English cathedral. "Containing 1. An account of its foundation, and miraculous consecration by St. Peter.2. The various changes it has undergone, from its first establishment as a Christian church, to the present time.3. A general view of all the monuments erected therein; with an abstract of their inscriptions, so far as they tend to illustrate the history of the persons for whom they were written.4. Exact copies of the best English epitaphs, and translations of the Latin.5. Characters, anecdotes, and memoirs of the lives of the kings and principal personages in the included chapels or open parts of this abbey. 6. Observations on the beauty and propriety of the respective monuments.7. A particular description of the building, beautifying, and endowing Henry VIIIth's chapel, with the ornament belonging to it.8. A personal view of the cloisters; with copies of two remarkable inscriptions there.9. Translations of the Hebrew Ethiopoc and Greek epitaphs in this church, particularly those on the tombs of Sir Samuel Moorland's two wives, never before attempted". DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 4"x7", iv + 200 pages. New marbled boards and calf spine, new endpapers. CONDITION NOTES: Some period open notes, some minor soil and age-toning. - - - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each book -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. We offer “combined shipping charges” for orders for more than one book –this often means the shipping cost for the books is less than it would have been if they had been purchased and shipped one at a time, so please ask us for a shipping quote if you are thinking about buying more than one book. Thanks! - QUESTIONS about this item? If you have any questions regarding this item, please let us know and we will respond promptly. We have more books like this listed in our Ebay store! Joslin Hall Books Selling books since 1983 INSURANCE??? As a seller we take responsibility for properly packing and delivering your purchase safely to you. You do not have to spend extra for insurance to guarantee that. RETURNS: We want you to be completely satisfied- anything is returnable for any reason at all within 14 days of receipt; we do ask that you notify us that you are returning it. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: -We always welcome orders from customers outside the United States. The “Free Shipping” marker found on many of our books only applies to shipping within the United States –we wish we could afford to offer free overseas shipping, but we cannot. Please use the “Shipping & Payments” tab (above) to check the cost of shipping. We charge actual shipping based on weight, so sometimes large, heavy, inexpensive books can actually cost more to ship than the book itself costs –I know that seems odd, but the shipping cost is based on the actual weight of the book, not its selling price. If you have any questions, please use the "Ask Us a Question" button before you buy the book. -Import duties, taxes and related import charges added by your country are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges, which we never impose. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as ‘gifts’ to avoid import duties, as this is illegal in most countries. - Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with every book you purchase. Condition: New marbled boards and calf spine, new endpapers. Some period open notes, some minor soil and age-toning., Binding: Hardcover, Subject: Art & Photography, Topic: Architecture

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