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...
|Country of origin:
Abraham De La Pryme
||246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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