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An Historical description of Westminster Abbey, its monuments, and curiosities, Containing I. An account of its foundation and consecration. II. The various changes it has undergone. III. A general view of all the monuments erected therein; with an abstract of their inscriptions. IV. Copies of the best English epitaphs, and translations of the Latin. V. Characters, anecdotes, and memoirs of the lives of the Kings, &c. interred in the Abbey. VI. Observations on the beauty and propriety of the respective monuments. VII. A particular description of Henry the VIIth's chapel, with its ornaments. VIII. A general view of the cloisters; with copies of several inscriptions there. IX. Translations of the Hebrew, Ethiopic, and Greek Epitaphs on the tombs of Sir Samuel Moreland's two wives, never before attempted. Designed chiefly as a guide to strangers.

Henry, David, 1710-1792
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London: : Printed at the Minerva-Press, for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, 1800.

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iv, 146, [6] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T301099


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