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Bishop Fleetwood's Chronicon Preciosum

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Bishop Fleetwood's Chronicon Preciosum

Fleetwood, William, Bishop of Ely. Chronicon Preciosum: Or, An Account of English Gold and Silver Money; The Price of Corn and other Commodities; and of Stipends, Salaries, Wages, Jointures, Portions, Day-labour, &c in England for Six hundred Years last part: Shewing From the Decrease of the Value of Money, and the Increase of the Value of Corn and other Commodities, &c…To which is added, An Historical Account of Coins, Illustrated with several Plates of Gold and Silver Coins. London, 1745. Quarto, pp. (8), 147, (3), 30; 12 engraved plates. Bound in three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Ex-libris Charles Edward Fewster (1847-1896) with his bookplate and library label on first pastedown. Boards scuffed and rubbed, top edge of spine missing. Contents fine with minimal foxing. Unfortunately missing title pages to both parts although these are supplied as facsimilies.