CUSTUMALE ROFFENSE, From the Original Manuscript in the Archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: To which are added. Memorials of that Cathedral Church; and some Account of the Remains of Churches, Chapels, Chantries, etc. Whose Instruments of Foundation, and Endowment, are for the most part contained in the Registrum Roffense; with divers curious pieces of Ecclesiastical Antiquity, Hitherto unnoticed, in the said Diocese. The whole intended as a Supplement to that Work. Illustrated with Copper Plates, from accurate Drawings; Taken principally under the Editor’s Inspection.
London: Printed by and for John Nichols, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-Street, 1788. iv, 266 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page vignette and 56 engraved plates, some folding. Early twentieth century half calf, gilt over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Folio. First edition. Bookplate of Walter Henry James [2nd Baron Northbourne (25 March 1846 – 27 January 1923), a British peer and Liberal politician] to front pastedown and one other to free endpaper; name of Philip Rogers to endpaper, the well-known Kent author; else a very good, clean and handsome copy. One of the rarest and most difficult titles to find as the remaining stock was largely destroyed by a fire at John Nichols's printing works and warehouse during the night of the eighth of February, 1808.