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The Diary of Abraham de La Pryme, the Yorkshire Antiquary Volume 54 (Paperback) Loot Price: R391
Discovery Miles 3 910
The Diary of Abraham de La Pryme, the Yorkshire Antiquary Volume 54 (Paperback): Abraham De La Pryme

The Diary of Abraham de La Pryme, the Yorkshire Antiquary Volume 54 (Paperback)

Abraham De La Pryme

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... our new money counterfeited, so that now they take new milled monney as well as old, onely by weight. The king and the parliament agrees mighty well. 11. Dootor Johnston," after thirty years labour in compiling his history of Yorkshire, gives us now some hopes to see it The name of Dr. Nathaniel Johnston is one which no Yorkshire antiquary can pass by unnoticed. He made very considerable collections, consisting of transcripts of records, copies from Dodsworth, trickings of monuments in the churches, and of old mansions, in Yorkshire, abstracts of evidences illustrative of the property, descent, and alliances of some of the principal families of the county of York. He put together many volumes of genealogies; some were copied from public documents, but others were the compilation of the doctor himself, and are extremely valuable, since the facts which they contain are not perhaps elsewhere to be found. The whole is in fact the apparatus for a topographical account of Yorkshire. The value of these collections is however diminished, to a great degree, by the hasty manner in which the manual art of writing was performed by him, nor can any practice in reading after him enable a person to determine with certainty what proper name is meant in some cases where it is of importance to determine it. Canon Raine says of them that" they are, most unfortunately, written in a hand so crabbed and obnoxious that even the most practised eye must look upon them with horror and amazement."--Yorkshire Archaolog. and Topog. Journal, 1869, part i., p. 19. The father of Dr. Johnston, a native of Scotland, was a member of the English Church, and, at the time of his death, held the Rectory of Sutton-uponDerwent. He seems to have resided, at one period of his...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Abraham De La Pryme
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-06617-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-06617-7
Barcode: 9781154066173

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