"VERY FINE VIEWS OF CATHEDRALS, CHURCHES, ABBEYS, CASTLES AND ANCIENT REMAINS": SPLENDID 18TH-CENTURY SET OF GROSE’S ANTIQUITIES, 14 LARGE QUARTO VOLUMES PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED
GROSE, Francis. The Antiquities of England and Wales. WITH: The Antiquities of Scotland. WITH: The Antiquities of Ireland. WITH: The Military Antiquities. London, 1783-97. Together, 14 volumes.
Mixed early and first editions of Grose's classic series on the antiquities of England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and British military antiquities, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of engraved plates of views, plans and maps. A splendid large-paper set, 14 volumes beautifully bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt, rarely seen together and in such excellent condition. $19,000.