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SMITH, William, & Samuel Cheetham (eds.)

A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities.

Comprising of the history, institutions, and antiquities of the Christian Church, from the time of the apostles to the age of Charlemagne; [together with:] Smith, William, & Henry Wace (eds.) A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines; during the first eight centuries. Being a continuation of 'The Dictionary of the Bible'.

London: John Murray, 1875-87 Stock Code: 123692
£1,650.00
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First editions. From the library of Hugh Grosvenor (1825-1899), first duke of Westminster, with his armorial bookplate (dated 1884), ducal monogram in head compartment of spines, and gilt supralibros on front covers.

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Description

2 works in 6 volumes, octavo (235 x 160 mm). Contemporary purplish-brown morocco, spines decorated and ruled in gilt, single line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

Condition

Spines faded, tips a little worn, a little rubbing to spines, occasional pale foxing to text blocks, abrasions to front pastedown of vol. 1 of A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities. An excellent set.

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