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Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most noble foundation of the charter-house near Smithfield in London. Both before and since the Reformation.

Herne, Samuel.

Published by Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, London, 1677
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First edition of this history of the Charterhouse, a charitable hospital and (eventually) elite boys' school founded by Thomas Sutton on the site of a former Carthusian monastery. The volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Sutton, a copperplate engraving of a Carthusian monk done by F.H. Van Houe, and an allegorical copperplate engraving of the House of Prayer. It is partly printed in black-letter. Provenance: Rolle family armorial bookplate. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [46], 287, [1] pp.; 2 plts. ESTC R10688; Wing (rev. ed.) H1578; Allibone 813. Contemporary sheep, covers framed in blind double fillets; leather rubbed and scuffed, partially cracked along front joint. All edges marbled. Pastedowns peeled up, front pastedown with early inked inscription; inside front cover with armorial bookplate. Title-page with inked numeral in upper outer corner. Bookseller Inventory # 21012

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Title: Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most...

Publisher: Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, London

Publication Date: 1677

Edition: 1st Edition

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