BRITTON, John. Cathedral Antiquities Historical And Descriptive Accounts, With 311 Illustrations,... The engravings mostly by J. Le Keux from drawings by E. Blore, E. Mackenzie, G. Cattermole, G.L. Taylor, Edw. Cresey, Jos. Gandy, W.H. Bartlett, etc. etc.

M.A. Nattali, 1836.


4to. Five volumes. Publisher's bottle green morocco over marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers; 311 engravings and woodcuts; a little scattered spotting mainly in first volume, sometimes affecting the image.

Published initially as single volumes between 1814 and 1835 and then as a collected edition, the present set is an early reissue. The fourteen cathedrals described and illustrated are Canterbury, York, Salisbury, Norwich, Oxford, Winchester, Lichfield, Hereford, Wells, Exeter, Worcester, Peterborough, Gloucester and Bristol. Britton had intended the series to continue but lack of financial support prohibited him from doing so.