Armitage, Ella S. – A Key to English Antiquities: With Special Reference to the Sheffield and Rotherham District


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(Sheffield: William Townsend / Bingley: Harrison & Sons, 1897)

Crown 8vo; original olive-green cloth with gilt device to upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; re-cased with new endpapers preserving Hillsborough Hall bookplate of J. Willis Dixon; pp. xvi + 331 + (i); several plates and text illustrations; folding map. Moderate wear to extremities; backstrip slightly discoloured; penned address below bookplate on front pastedown; rear free endpaper has penned references to text and stapled photocopy; occasional light foxing; regular light browning. Good condition with the bookplate of a member of the famous Sheffield silver family. This little book aims at putting into the hands of the people of Sheffield and Rotherham a key to the antiquities of their neighbourhood which will help them to understand and enjoy – for to understand is to enjoy – antiquities all over the kingdom. Though written primarily for the use of inhabitants of this district I hope that the various types of ancient remains are described with sufficient fulness to make the book useful as a beginner’s manual to the study of English antiquities in general.” – Author’s Preface.”