The Beauties of British Antiquity; COLLINSON John [Rev) 1756/7-1793 Publisher: Printed for the Author, and Sold by T. Long,am, Pater-Noster-Row. Publish Year: 1779 Publish Place: London: Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006793 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Jacket Condition: Unknown Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £130.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information In contemporary full speckled calf, corners & edges bumped & worn. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red calf label. Internally, , (iv-xvi), , 2-310 pp,  index,  errata, lacks front blank, includes an 8 page list of subscribers, small calf chip to upper board, faint edge browning, indication of removed bookplate to fpd. (182*102 mm). (ERSTC T144512. Lowndes 452). Title continues: Selected from the writings of Esteemed Antiquaries with Notes and Observations. Collinson, was made deacon of Oxford University by the bishop of Oxford in 1779 at the request of Thomas Meyler, to whom Collinson had offered his services. Meyler, who described him as 'an ingenious, sober and well-behaved youth'. ODNB.