Title: A Brief History of Worcester; or, "Worcester Guide" Improved: [...] Fifth edition, with considerable Additions and Improvements.
Publication: Worcester: Printed by J. Tymbs: 1806.
Description: 12mo., pp. [viii] 128 + folding frontispiece & 3 plates. Light browning and soiling, some spotting, edges untrimmed. Modern quarter leather with marbled boards, cloth spine label with gilt. Pencilled note to upper pastedown: "Bot. at Christie's sale of John Arlott's aquatint library, 29.10.87", ownership inscription of E. Houston dated 1814 to title, and ink gift note to initial blank dated 1890: "To Dr Gott, Dean of Worcester. From an old parishman at Bramley, 'in memory of many kindnesses received' and with the best wishes of one who will not forget the great good done to the whole parish when Dr Gott was vicar. (?)O'Riley, Bramley, Leeds."
Possibly from the library of John Arlott, the author, cricket commentator, and collector of travel & natural history books. John Gott (1830-1906), 3rd Bishop of Truro, served as perpetual curate of Bramley and vicar of Leeds, becoming dean of Worcester in 1885 and Bishop of Truro in 1891, in which position he presided over the completion of Truro Cathedral.
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