Curiosities of the Church: Studies of Curious Customs, Services and Records

Pictures from Curiosities of the Church: Studies of Curious Customs, Services and Records by William Andrews F.R.H.S. (1848 – 1908), London, 1891

I also have his Historic Byways and Highways of Old England (dated 1900).

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Showing the front cover of the book.

[picture: Frontispiece]

Frontispiece

Chained Bible in Cumnor Church

[picture: Title Page: Andrews' Curiosities]

Title Page: Andrews’ Curiosities

The text reads as follows: [more...]

[picture: Hour Glass]

Hour Glass

“Of the few remaining specimens of the hour-glass, a fine one is preserved in the church of St. Alban’s, Wood Street, London. It is mounted on a spiral column near the pulpit, and the minister can conveniently reach it when preaching. The frame is brass gilt, the design chaste, and the workmanshipp of a superior order. It is pleasing to learn that [...] [more...]

[picture: Bookcase]

Bookcase

In the Library, Hereford Cathedral [more...]

[picture: Bookcases and Desks]

Bookcases and Desks

In the Library of the University of Leyden, from a print dated 1610 [more...]

[picture: Chained Library in Wimborne Minster.]

Chained Library in Wimborne Minster.

A library room with glass display cabinets in the middle of walls lined with shelves of chained books. [more...]



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