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Title: An Illustration Of The Monastic History And Antiquities Of The Town And Abbey Of St. Edmund's Bury By The Reverend Richard Yates, F.S.A. ... With Views Of The Most Considerable Monasterial Remains; By The Reverend William Yates
Description: London: Printed For The Author, By J. Nichols and Son. And Published By William Miller et al, 1805 . 0. First edition. 4to. 29.5cm x 23.5cm x 2.8cm . Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Hinges strengthened with adhesive tape. pp.xv/[1p.]/pp.252 /[2pp]/pp.10/15ff. (engravings)/pp.32/pp.8/[2pp. - Subscribers list]. All engravings are from designs by W. Yates and engraved by Francois Henry. A well preserved book. ** "In 1805 Yates History of Bury was published and aroused a great interest in Bury's monastic ruins and remains all over England. The full title of Richard Yates' book was "An Illustration of the Monastic History and Antiquities of the Town and Abbey of St Edmund's Bury". The Reverend Richard Yates was provided with the illustrations for his book by his brother, the Reverend William Yates, of Jesus College, Cambridge. There were 15 illustrations of historical remains of Bury St Edmunds as they existed at the time. Much interesting material was published about the abbey. The Norman Tower was shown with a cupola on the top, a public clock on its face, and houses built on both sides of it. Access to the West Front homes was therefore through its arch at present day street level. Much of the arch was by now below ground level. This book was re-published in 1843, with some additional plates.. According to a postscript in the book, Yates intended to publish further extensive work on the town's history, but this does not seem to have happened. Yates was an educated man from a well to do family. Yates recorded that his father had lived for 37 years within the abbey precincts, and had fostered his own antiquarian interests. His book was a scholarly work, quoting extensively from medieval documents, with latin extracts. It was large and lavishly produced. In the fashion of the time you could order your own custom binding depending upon your purse It had a large number of wealthy local gentry on its subscription list, and was aimed at a completely different market than the small popular history produced earlier by Edmund Gillingwater. " - St. Edmundsbury website.

Keywords: 49583 Nichols William Miller Reverend Richard Yates Bury St Edmunds St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Monastry Monastic Baidwell Stillingfleet Suffolk: : 19th Century

Price: GBP 200.00 = appr. US$ 285.60 Seller: Chilton Books
- Book number: 48103

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