The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury


The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury

Alternative Title

Full title: The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury : and the once-adjoining monastery : containing, an account of its first establishment, building, re-edifications, repairs, endowments, benefactions, chapels, altars, shrines, reliques, chantries, obiits, ornaments, books, jewels, plate, vestments, before the dissolution of the monatery, and the manner of its dissolution : a survey of the present church and cloysters, monuments and inscriptions, with other things remarkable : which with the several prospects of the church are engraven by the best hands : the lives of the Archbishops, priors, &c. of Christ-Church : with an account of learned men there flourishing in their several times : an appendix of ancient charters and writings relating to the church and monastery : a catalogue of the Church-Wealth in Prior Eftrey's time : an ancient Saxon obituary, and a large one continu'd thence downward / by the Reverend Mr. J. Dart.

Binder's spine title: Dart's Antiquities of Canterbury.


John Dart, -1730


London : Printed, and sold by J. Cole, Engraver, at the Crown in Great Kirby-Street, Hatton-Garden; J. Hoddle, Engraver, in Bridewell-Percinct, near Fleet-Bridge; J. Smith, at Inego-Jones's-Head, near the Fountain-Tavern in the Strand; and A. Johnson, on the Pav'd Stones in St. Martin's-Lane


M.DCC.XXVI [1726]


[4], IX, [1], 204, lvi pages, plates : illustrations ; (2°)


Dedication signed by the engraver, James Cole.

Pages lvii, lviii of the Appendix misnumbered lv, lvi. Pagination sequence includes numbered plates, most of which are printed and numbered on recto only. Pages numbered 33, 35- 36, 41, 44, 49, 54, 57-59, 62, 67, 70-73, 76-78, 81-84, 87-89, 124, 137, 142, 145, 154, 159-160, 163-164, 167, 170 are plates, with blank versos. Pages numbered 27, 28, 31, 32 are double plates, with blank versos. There are two pages numbered 33: one letterpress, the other a plate. Pages I-IX are plates numbered on rectos and versos.

Titlepage in red and black.

With a IX-page list of subscribers, showing the armorial devices of each subscriber.


Bookplate of James Whalley of the Middle Temple, Esq.; signature of J.M. [John Master] Whalley, Clerk Hill, and note, "Purchased March 1849". Presented by Principal Daniel Woolf [Gift2015]


Cole, James (Engraver) illustrator
Woolf, D. R. (Daniel R.) donor
Schulich-Woolf Collection.


English; Latin


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John Dart, -1730, “The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Canterbury,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed February 17, 2018,