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Creator:
Blomefield, Francis, 1705-1752.
Title(s):

An essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk, containing a description of the towns, villages, and hamlets, with the foundations of monasteries ... and other religious buildings ... Collected out of leiger-books, registers ... and other authentic memorials, by Francis Blomefield ...

Published/Created:
[Fersfield, Norfolk] Printed at Fersfield, 1739-1775.
Physical Description:
5 v. illus., port., maps, plans, facsim., fold. geneal. tab. 36 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670 N6 B6+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670 N6 B6+ Copy 2 Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
British Art Center has 2 copies. Copy 2 wanting vols. 3-5.
Plates engraved by William Henry Toms, W. P., George Vertue, and P. Lombart; after T. Martin, Francis Blomefield, Thomas Ripley, Henry Bell, Sir William Dugdale, and William Rastrick.
Title of v. 1 in red and black; v. 4-5 paged continuously. The first 2 vols. and part of v. 3 appeared in numbers.
Title and imprint vary: v. 2, An essay towards a topographical history of the county of Norfolk, containing the history of the city of Norwich ... Printed at Norwich, 1745. (This is a new t.-p. differing from the original which has imprint: Printed at Fersfield, 1741.) v. 3, An essay ... By Francis Blomefield ... and continued from page 678, by the late Reverend Charles Parkin ... Lynn, Printed and sold by W. Whittingham, 1769. v. 4-5, An essay ... By the late Reverend Charles Parkin. Lynn, 1775.
For errors in paging see Upcott.
The plate, "Monuments of Bishop Hall," mentioned in Upcott's collation, does not belong to this work. Cf. Lowndes.
At Blomefield's death v. 3, being but half finished, was entrusted to Charles Parkin for completion. He died before it had been completed or printed, and the work was ultimately finished by some bookseller's hack, employed by Whittingham of Lynn. cf. Dict. nat. biog.
Subject Terms:
Baldwin, R. -- Publisher.
Bardwell, Thomas Newman Frederick, 1850-1931 -- Bookplate.
Society of the Sacred Mission (Kelham) -- Bookplate.
Swayne, Frances Louisa -- Bookplate.
Swayne, Joseph Griffiths -- Bookplate.
Whittingham, William -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1739-1775.
Woodcuts -- 1739-1775.
Etchings -- 1739-1775.
Contributors:
Parkin, Charles, 1689-1765.
Toms, W. H. (William Henry), approximately 1700-approximately 1750, engraver.
W. P., engraver.
Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver.
Lombart, P., engraver.
Martin, T., ill.
Blomefield, Francis, 1705-1752, ill.
Ripley, Thomas, -1758, ill.
Bell, Henry, 1647-1711, ill.
Dugdale, William, Sir, 1605-1686, ill.
Rastrick, William, ill.
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