History and Description of Woburn and It's Abbey, Etc., Etc..…

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History and Description of Woburn and It's Abbey, Etc., Etc.. in he collection of His Grace the Duke of Bedford

London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London; S. Dodd, Woburn; and P.Wright, Brighton 1832

xii pages, 2 leaves, 320 pages frontispiece, 6 double plates. New binding; quarter calf with raised bands and gilt titles on spine and marbled paper boards. New end papers etc. to make this an attractive copy of this comprehensive history of the estate and its family up to the early 19th century. Upper boards a little marked in places else a good copy. Written in two parts: Part 1 includes the history of the town and the ancient abbey; a biography of the Russell family; a sketch of the Gordon family; a description of the town and the vicinity of Woburn Estate. Part 2 addresses Woburn Abbey, its portraits, paintings, sculptures and the gardens and park. Pasted down onto front paste down is Eric Sextons FSA's book plate, opposite Josceline Groves bookplate on free end paper. Loosely inserted plate depicting the Duke of Bedford's Stables.

Stock ID: 22662
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