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Parentalia, or, Memoirs of the family of the Wrens : viz. of Mathew bishop of Ely, Christopher dean of Windsor, &c but chiefly of Sir Christopher Wren ... : in which is contained, besides his works, a great number of original papers and records; on religion, politicks, anatomy, mathematicks, architecture, antiquities; and most branches of polite literature / comp. by his son Christopher; now published by his grandson, Stephen Wren, esq. ; with the care of Joseph Ames ...
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Memoirs of the family of the Wrens

Wren's Parentalia
London : Printed for T. Osborn, in Gray's-Inn; and R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1750.
Physical Description:
[2], ii, [4], iii-xii, 368 (i.e. 343), [4] p. : ill., ports. ; 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
CS439 .W83 1750+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
No. 121-124, 160-180 omitted in paging.
Spine title: Wren's Parentalia.
Engraved dedication "To the Right Honourable Arthur Onslow."
English short title catalogue, T145737
Illustrations by Gerard Van der Gucht, S. Coignard and J. Mynde; after John Faber, Edward Thorowgood and Henry Flitcroft.
Includes index.
T.p. engraved in black and red.
Head and tail pieces.
List of subscriber's: p. i-ii.
BAC: Inscription on front fly-leaf: Bought at sale of Alexander Chalmers, Esq., editor of The Biographical Dictionary, March, 1835. John Alexander.
Subject Terms:
Alexander, John -- Provenance.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett, b. 1926 -- Bookplate.
Chalmers, Alexander -- Provenance.
Dodsley, R. -- Publisher.
Osborn, T. -- Publisher.
Pecham, Henry -- Autograph.
Warwick Castle -- Bookplate.
Wren family.
Wren, Christopher, 1589-1658.
Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723.
Wren, Matthew, 1585-1667.
Mezzotints -- 1750.
Engravings -- 1750.
Wren, Stephen.
Ames, Joseph, 1689-1759.
Wren, Christopher, 1675-1747.
Coignard, S., engraver.
Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver.
Mynde, James, 1702-1771.
Faber, John, 1695?-1756, engraver.
Thorowgood, Edward, ill.
Flitcroft, Henry, 1697-1769, ill.

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