[No Place Stated]: John Tavenor-Perry, . John Tavenor-Perry. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. The ORIGINAL DRAWINGS made by John Tavenor-Perry for use in the book "Memorials of Old Durham" (George Allen & Sons, 1910) as illustrations to his entry therein titled "Finchale Priory", TOGETHER WITH a copy of the first edition, first printing of "Memorials of Old Durham" in about Very Good condition, somewhat askew, and showing general wear and rubbing. The separate book of drawings contains all seven (7) Original Illustrations of Finchale Priory by Tavenor-Perry used in his contribution to "Memorials of Old Durham". The illustrations are drawn on boards (some of which may contain notes on how to size the various drawings of publication) and are housed together in paper covered boards. The spine and labels thereto show wear and the boards show some minor wear as shown in the images provided with this listing. The Original Drawings are holding well in the separate book. A RARE group of seven (7) ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS of Finchale Priory by the renowned architect, architectural historian, and writer on architectural history J. TAVENOR-PERRY published in his contribution to the larger work "Memorials of Old Durham", TOGETHER WITH a first edition, first printing of "Memorials of Old Durham" in which such drawings appeared. A RARE ENSEMBLE.
NOTE: Finchale Priory is sometimes referred to as "Finchale Abbey", was a 13th Century Benedictine Priory. In the early 12th Century, a man named Godric, created a hermitage dedicated to John the Baptist on land which now hosts Finchale Priory. There he slept on the ground and lived ascetic life on this site for half of a century after which he was buried on the site. Although he never was canonized, he is considered to be a Saint. After his death, Monks came to live at the site and, in the 13th Century, the Priory was built. The building remains are Grade I listed, and the site is managed by English Heritage and open to the public. Very good. Item #3001
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