Historical Memorials Of Canterbury..
Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Top and fore edges deckled. Occasional traces of foxing but otherwise a very good copy. 1890 inscription on half title.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.,
The landing of augustine. the murder of becket. edward the black prince. becket's shrine. by arthur p. stanley, d.d. dean of westminster, formerly canon of canterbury. thirteenth edition. with illustrations.
8vo. Thirteenth Edition. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. 304 pp. + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue.
Illustrated by folding plan of cathedral in red and black and by wood engravings in text, including frontispiece and map (many not included in list of illustrations at front).
Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881) was born in Cheshire into an ecclesiastical family and educated at Rugby and Oxford. The essays forming the Historical Memorials of Canterbury were expanded from an article and from lectures delivered in the city and were first published in late 1854: 'here his gift of writing powerful dramatic narrative found full scope, particularly in his account of the murder of Becket.' An appendix prints medieval accounts of the Archbishop's shrine and documents from the Cathedral Treasury that relate to it. The Plan of Canterbury Cathedral at the time of Becket's murder depicts routes and spots linked to the event in red.
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