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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 past: shewing From the Decrease of the Value of Money, and from the Increase of the Value of Corn and other Commodities, &c. that A Fellow, who has an Estate in Land of Inheritance, or a perpetual Pension of Five Pounds per Annum, may conscientiously keep his Fellowship, and ought not to be compelled to leave the same, tho' the Statutes of his College (founded between the Years 1440 and 1460) did then vacate his Fellowship on such Condition. By Bishop Fleetwood. To which is added, an historical account of coins, illustrated with several plates of Gold and Silver Coins.1745

London: Printed for T. Osborne, Second edition, 8vo (200 x 120 mm), [10], 147, [3], 30, [2]pp., 12 engraved plates, full cont. calf, upper joint slightly cracked but still a nice copy. The appendix (which has its own title-page) and engraved plates didn't appear in the first edition of 1707. Provenance: Contemporary armorial bookplate of Rev. Joseph Pickford.

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