[Sedilia]. A Brief Survey of a Part of Canterbury Cathedral, as Described by Eadmer and Gervase: and a Review of Mr. Clarke’s Opinion of the Original Use of Stone Seats in Chancels . . Rev. Samuel Denne.

[Sedilia]. A Brief Survey of a Part of Canterbury Cathedral, as Described by Eadmer and Gervase: and a Review of Mr. Clarke’s Opinion of the Original Use of Stone Seats in Chancels . . .

[London]: [1793]. An offprint of an article by the antiquary Rev. Samuel Denne which appeared in Archaeologia, v11 (1792): 375-396. While a niche essay, on a niche topic, Charles Clarke’s original essay and this response form part of the “first critical examination of the liturgical function and development of sedilia, and indeed the coining of their very name” and are thus of import in such studies. Cameron, Sedelia in Medieval England (Doctoral Thesis, University of London, 2015).

4to. 22pp. + several additional later blank leaves. ESTC N62533. A scarce work with two copies located on Worldcat and none at auction per RBH as of October 2020. This copy bound in half leather for collector and scholar of Kent, Robert Hovenden, with his bookplate tipped in.
Very good with wear to edges, a few small tears, a small hole affecting one leaf, page toning, and pencil notations in several hands. Item #191

Price: $125.00

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