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Green, Valentine.

THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE CITY AND SUBURBS OF WORCESTER.

London Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer and Co. ... 1796.
New Ed. 2 vols. in 1. 4to. With [iv]pp. Subscribers. xviii + 300pp. + [iv]. + iii + 114pp. + clv + [v]. Engraved t.ps., 24 plates including folding map and 1 double page (cropped and mounted) + Internal view of Worcester Cathedral (not listed). [Bound with] AN ACCOUNT OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF KING JOHN, In the Cathedral Church of Worcester, July 17th, 1797, From Authentic Communications ... London Published by V and R Green ... Worcester: Published by James Ross 1797. [iv] + 8pp. Aquatint frontis. Together 3 vols. in 1. Some light browning, occasional textual corrections, armorial bookplate ‘Data Fata Secutus’, amateur rebind in modern leather, blind motifs and gilt lettered label to spine. ESTC T147334 ‘The title pages are engraved. With a list of subscribers in vol. 1.’; ESTC T147196. Valentine Green (1739–1813), engraver and publisher. ODNB ‘... He spent two years training as a lawyer under William Phillips, town clerk of Evesham, but then apprenticed himself to Robert Hancock, who designed and engraved for the Worcester porcelain manufactory. Before leaving Hancock in 1765 Green wrote [the above work] illustrated with plates by Hancock after Green's own drawings .. Upcott 1338. ‘The Author’s first sketch of this History was printed at Worcester by J. Butler in 1764, in an octavo volume of 260 pages entituled ‘A Survey of the City of Worcester ...’
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