The Life Of Anthony à Wood


I have a two-volume set of the lives of Hearne and Wood; the woodcuts here are mostly from the first volume. which is The Life of Anthony à Wood From the Year 1632 to 1672, Written by Himself, and Published by Mr. Thomas Hearne.

This is also online at Google Books as The lives of those eminent antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and again at here, although I think both copies are of the first volume only.

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The book is bound in tooled leather, with marbled edges to the paper. The binding is the same on both volumes. [$]

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

Title page from volume I: [more...] [$]

[picture: Two Bookplates]

Two Bookplates

Two bookplates, one seeming older than the other: [more...] [$]

[picture: Ruins of the Abbey Church at Einsham]

Ruins of the Abbey Church at Einsham

The Ruins of the Abbey Church of Einsham. 1657. Taken from the S.E. [more...] [$]

[picture: Osney Abbey]

Osney Abbey

This woodcut is taken from a sketch that Thomas Hearne made of Osney Abbey and published in the Rextus Roffensis in 1720; it is reproduced in this book from 1772, along with the accompanying text which presumably is also from around 1772, and starts on page 135 of Volume I: [more...] [$]

[picture: Bampton Castle, West Side.]

Bampton Castle, West Side.

BAMPTON CASTLE ruines taken by Anthony a Wood Anno 1664
The West side [more...] [$]

[picture: Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.]

Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.

Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.
Obit 10 Junii. 1735. Ætat. 57.
Vertue Soul [more...] [$]

[picture: The Castle of Oxford]

The Castle of Oxford

This small woodcut shows Oxford Castle as it might have been shortly after it was built. [more...] [$]

[picture: Title page, New Year's Gift]

Title page, New Year’s Gift

This scan shows the title page from the 1772 edition of John Leland’s New Year’s Gift, which was printed as a fac-simile (such as technology then allowed) of the original 1549 edition of John Bale. [more...] [$]

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