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1 Faussett B (Rev) ; INVENTORIUM SEPULCHRALE: An Account of Some Antiquities Dug Up at Gilton, Kingston, Sibertswold, Barfriston, Beakesbourne, Chartham, and Crundale, in the County of Kent, from AD 1757 - AD 1773, edited from the original manuscript in the possession of Joseph Mayer, with notes and introduction by Charles Roach Smith, :
London 1856, Hardcover Very good 
lvi + 230pp + subscribers' list, 20 tissue guarded pls inc 7 hand coloured + figs and 1 map, some slight foxing to frontispiece of Mayer, original imp dec cloth, edges rubbed, corners bumped, with new spine & endpapers inserted, 4to, The Rev Bryan Faussett (1720-1776) of Heppington in Kent kept a diary intititled 'Inventorium Sepulchrale' recording his excavation of over 800 barrows and Saxon burials which he opened. His collection of finds were kept at Heppington, until re-discovered by Roach Smith, who published the diary and the finds in this volume. Also included is correspondence with James Douglas, who was a close associate of Faussett in his latter years. Faussett's grandson offered the collection to the British Museum in 1852, but the Trustees refused it, but fortunately it was then purchased by Joseph Meyer and it is one of the great treasures of the National Museum on Merseyside. The coloured plates are exceptional examples of Victorian coloured lithography printing and include an illustration of the Kingston brooch and other garnet jewellery 35472

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