Westmonasterium, or, The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster

Title

Westmonasterium, or, The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster

Alternative Title

Full title: Westmonasterium, or, The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster : containing, an account of its ancient and modern building, endowments, chappels, altars, reliques, customs, privileges, forms of government &c. with ye copies of ancient Saxon charters &c. and other writings relating to it : together with a particular history of the lives of the abbats, collected from ancient MSS. of that convent, and historians ; & the lives of the deans to this time : and also, a survey of the church and cloysters, taken in the year 1723 ; with the monuments there, which, with several prospects of ye church & other remarkable things, are curiously engraven by the best hands / by Mr. John Dart ; to which is added, Westminster Abbey, a poem, by the same author.

Binder's spine title: Antiquities of Westminster

Creator

John Dart, -1730

Publisher

London : Printed & sold by James Cole, Engraver in Hatton Garden; Joseph Smith, Print Seller in Exeter Exchange; Tho. Bowles, Print Seller in St. Paul's Church Yard; Jer. Batley, Book Seller in Pater noster Row; Tho. Taylor, Print Seller in Fleet Street; John Bowles, Print-Seller over against Stocks-Market; and by Andrew Johnstone, in Round Court in ye Strand

Date

[1723]

Format

2 volumes : illustrations, portraits, plan ; 41 cm (2°)

Description

The title pages are engraved.

Title page of volume II spells "chapels" with a single "p".

Each volume contains a list of subscribers, together with their coats of arms.

Ordinary paper issue: height = 40cm. Gutter margin = 2cm.

Date of publication from "Monthly Catalogue", March 1723, p. 13.

Engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, signed: L. Cole Londini sculp., and to vol. 2 signed: J. Schynvoet ad vivum fec."

With engraved portrait (plate) of the author, signed I. Faber fect."

Engraved plates mostly signed: J. Cole sculp., and woodcut head- and tail- pieces and initials depicting buildings, people, and coats-of-arms.

With errata printed onpage 195 verso, vol. 1.

Provenance

Library copy has bookplates for: Arthur Henry Pargeter, of the Middle Temple and Sevenoaks, Co Kent; and: John Fardell, F.S.A.

Presented by Principal Daniel Woolf [Gift2015]

Contributor

Cole, James (Engraver) illustrator
Faber, John, 1695?-1756. illustrator
Schijnvoet, Jacobus, active 1704-1733. illustrator
Woolf, D. R. (Daniel R.) donor
Schulich-Woolf Collection.

Language

English

Identifier

folio DA687.W5 D3 1723
ESTC, N25786
Adams B. London illustrated, 27

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Citation

John Dart, -1730, “Westmonasterium, or, The history and antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed July 22, 2018, https://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/190.