A Handsomely Illustrated History of the Middle Temple Worsley, Charles [d. 1739]. Ingpen, Arthur Robert [1857-1917], Editor. Master Worsley's Book on the History and Constitution of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1910. x, 340 pp. Frontispiece and 22 plates, all with tissue guards, 4 folding plans, 1 in color. Complete. Contemporary quarter-morocco over cloth, gilt rules to boards, gilt arms of the Middle Temple to center of front board, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Light rubbing to spine, which is lightly faded, and extremities, corners bumped. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, minor edgewear to folding tables. $200. * Only edition. Admitted to the Middle Temple in 1690, Worsley wrote a manuscript history of the Middle Temple in 1734. Ingpen's annotated and handsomely illustrated edition of the manuscript is prefaced by a lengthy introduction. It includes appendices treating such topics as the title of the Middle Temple, readers's feasts and readings, ceremony at moots and the manner of keeping Grand Christmas.
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