Statuta Ecclesiae Cathedralis Lincolniensis
1873, this copy presented by Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, and nephew of the poet William
First edition. Hardback bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to upper board (Novum Registrum et Laudum). All edges gilt. 22 × 14cm, 112pp. Latin text.
Not signed as such but this copy has a presentation label in Latin to the front pastedown to [handwritten] Basilio Beridge from [printed] Christophorus Wordsworth. Beridge was from an old Lincolnshire family and was the parson of Algarkirk. Christopher Wordsworth was the Bishop of Lincoln and the nephew of the poet William Wordsworth.
The statutes of Lincoln Cathedral, this edition including the first reissue after a hundred years of the 'Laudum' and 'Novum Registrum' of Bishop Alnwick, the 15th century Bishop. The book is printed in impenetrable Latin text...
This copy is in good condition, light wear to the covers but the text and inner binding are in good order.