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Lot 261
SOMNER (WILLIAM) The Antiquities of Canterbury, 1703, and 3 others, Kent (4)
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,050) inc. premium
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The Antiquities of Canterbury, second edition, engraved frontispiece, 18 engraved plates, and an engraved illustration of fossil teeth in the text, a nice copy in contemporary panelled calf, joints wearing, bookplate of Thomas Parker, 1704 (so a Macclesfield copy but an early discard), 1703; A Treatise of the Roman Ports and Forts in Kent, frontispiece, contemporary calf, repaired, early inscriptions by ? Richard Brome and note "Charta Magna", Oxford, 1693; and 2 others, one a copy of the first edition of the Canterbury with an illustrious provenance but apparently lacking a plate, various sizes (4)
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