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Stow, John, 1525?-1605

The survey of London : contayning the orignall, increase, moderne estate, and government of that city, methodically set downe : with a memoriall of those famouser acts of charity, which for publike and pious uses have beene bestowed by many worshipfull citizens and benefactors, as also all the ancient and moderne monuments erected in the churches, not onely of those two famous cites, London and Westminster, but (now newly added) foure miled compasse / begunne first by the paines and industry of Iohn Stow, in the yeere 1598 ; afterwards inlarged by the care and diligence of A.M. in the yeere 1618 ; and now completely finished by the study and labour of A.M. ; H.D., and others, this present yeere 1633, whereunto, besides many additions (as appeares by the contents) are annexed divers alphabeticall tables, especially two ; the first, an index of things ; the second, a concordance of names.

London : Printed by Elizabeth Purslow, and are to be sold by Nicholas Bourne, at his shop at the south entrance of the Royall Exchange, 1633.
Physical Description:
[16], 534, 527-652, 655-770, 773-939, [29] p. : illustrations 35 cm (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA680.S76 S87 1633+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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BEIN DA680 +S75 1633 copy 1: Imperfect: p. 445-456 wanting. Bookplates of John Brian Smith (2 versions, one with "Jack") and Henry Steele (armorial on inside front cover and name on inside back cover. Autographs of Jack [i.e. John Brian] Smith, London 1958 and John B. Rusford?, 1790. Presentation inscription to Madeleine Wyndham from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 1901.
BEIN DA680 +S75 1633 copy 2: Variant copy. Page 623 numbered correctly, text printed from different setting of type; p. 778-779 misnumbered 776-777; 2T3 misprinted 2T5.
BEIN DA680 +S75 1633 copy 2: Imperfect: frontispiece and dedication (1st, 3d, and 4th prelim. leaves) wanting; t.p. and p. 261-262 slightl mutilated.
A.M. and H.D = Anthony Munday and Humphrey Dyson.
The words "survey" and "London" in the title are xylographic.
"The remaines or remnants of divers worthy things" has separate dated title page; register and pagination are continuous.
Signatures: A⁸ B-2X⁶ 2Y1-2Y5 (2Y)⁴ 2Y6 2Z-4K⁶ 4L-4M⁴ 4N⁶.
Leaf 4K6 is a cancel; cancel has notes from Henry Marten on bottom of p. 939, cancelland (variant) is blank below the sentence ending: Rushes, foure pence.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 23345
English short title catalogue, S117597
Includes indexes.
BAC DA680.S76 S87 1633+: Bound in contemporary brown panelled calf; rebacked. Bookplate: Francis Barchard. Autograph: Geo. Kerie, Feb. 12, 1728.
Subject Terms:
Barchard, Francis -- Bookplate.
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922 -- Presentation inscription to M. Wyndham.
London (England) -- Description and travel.
London (England) -- History -- 16th century.
London (England) -- History -- To 1500.
Smith, John Brian -- Autograph.
Smith, John Brian -- Bookplate.
Steele, Henry -- Bookplate.
Wyndham, Madeline
Munday, Anthony, 1553-1633.
Dyson, Humphrey, -1633.

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