DUGDALE, Sir William (1605-86). Monasticon Anglicanum: Or, the History of the Ancient Abbies, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, with their dependencies, in England and Wales: Also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French Monasteries, as did in any manner relate to those in England. Containing a full Collection of all that is necessary to be known concerning the Abby-Lands, ... To which are now added exact catalogues of the Bishops of the several Dioceses to the Year 1717. The whole corrected, and supplied with many useful additions, by an Eminent Hand. Edited by Captain John Stevens. London: R. Harbin and others, 1718-23.
4 parts in 3 volumes, 2o (442 x 278 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 151 engraved plates. 18th-century red morocco, with triple fillet around border, spines elaborately gilt (some rubbing to corners). Provenance: Duc de Noailles (bookplate, his sale 1835, lot 376, pencilled on front free endpaper); Count MacCarthy-Reagh (sale 1815, lots 4134-5 to de Bure); Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery (bookplate); Gerald Gascoigne Lynde (bookplate); McLaughlin (his sale, 7 October 1980 lot 1691).
LARGE PAPER COPY with distinguished provenance, in a magnificent binding, of this richly illustrated work, of which the first edition was published in 1655-73. (3)