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Borlase, William, 1695–1772

Antiquities, historical and monumental, of the county of Cornwall : consisting of several essays on the first inhabitants, druid-superstition, customs, and remains of the most remote antiquity in Britain, and the British Isles, exemplified and proved by monuments now extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands, with a vocabulary of the Cornu-British language / By William Borlase, LL.D. F.R.S., Rector of Ludgvan, Cornwall.

The second edtion / revised, with several additions by the author; to which is added a map of Cornwall and two new plates.
London : Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: For S. Baker and G. Leigh, in York Street; T. Payne, at the Mews Gate, St. Martin's; and Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, in Fleet Street, MDCCLXIX [1769]
Physical Description:
xvi, 464 p., 37 leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. ; 37 x 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670.C8 B67 1769+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engravings by John Green and Benjamin Green; after William Borlase.
First edition appeared in 1754, under title: Observations on the antiquities ... of Cornwall.
P. 368 erroneously numbered 386.
English short title catalogue, T139784
Catalogue of the Kings of Britain, with the Princes of Cornwall ...: p. 404-411.
Cornish-English vocabulary: p. 415-464.
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled red morocco, with gilt edges.
Subject Terms:
Baker, S. -- Publisher
Bowyer, W. -- Printer
Cornish language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Cornwall (England : County) -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800.
Cornwall (England : County) -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Druids and Druidism -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1769
Leigh, G. -- Publisher
Nichols, J. -- Printer
Payne, T. -- Publisher
White, Benjamin -- Publisher
Green, John, 1729-1757, engraver.
Green, Benjamin, 1739-1798, engraver.
Borlase, William, 1695-1772, ill.

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