THE ANTIQUITIES OF CANTERBURY. In Two Parts. The First part. The Antiquities of Canterbury; or a Survey of that Ancient City, with the Suburbs and Cathedral, &c. Sought out and Published by the Industry and Good Will of William Somner. The Second edition, Revised and Enlarged by Nicolas Battely, M.A. Also Mr. Somner's Discourse called Chartham-Mews: or a Relation of some Strange Bones found at Chartham in Kent. To which are added some Observations concerning the Roman Antiquities of Canterbury. And a preface, giving an Account of the Works and remains of the learned Antiquary Mr. William Somner, by N.B. The Second part. Cantuaria Sacra: or the Antiquities I. Of the cathedral and metropolitian Church. II. Of the Archbishoprick. III. Of the late Priory of Christ-Church; and of the present Collegiate Church, founded by K. Hen. VIII. With a Catalogue of all the Deans, and Canons thereof. IV. Of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury. V. Of the Monastery of St. Augustin; of the parish-Churches, Hospitals, and other religious Places, that are or have been in or near that City; Enquired into, by Nicolas Battely, Vicar of Beaksborn. Illustrated and Adorned with several Useful and Fair Sculptures.
London: R, Knaplock, at the Angel and Crown in St, Paul’s Church-Yard. , 192, , 80, , , 178, 70, pp. Illustrated with 20 engraved plates and plans etc. Contemporary full calf, gilt, expertly and finely re-backed at some time. Folio. Large paper copy. Contemporary full calf, sometime finely re-backed with gilded raised hubs and a red gilt label. Presentation copy inscribed on end-paper: ‘Novemb. 20. 1703. To the Honourable Sir John Crisp Baronet[.] Most Honoured Sir, Your kind acceptance of this Book is the most humble request of Honoured Sir, Your most obliged & obedient servant N. Battley.’ Bookplate of W. N. Elliot esq. Engraved pictorial library label. Binding a little rubbed, else a very handsome copy.