Titled, in plate, upper center: THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF BILDEWAS-ABBY, IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP.; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: To Acton Moseley Esq:r [r in superscript] owner of these Remains. / This Prospect is gratefully Inscrib'd by, / Y:r [r in superscript] most Obligd, Humble Serv:ts [ts in superscript] / Sam:l [l in superscript] & Nath:l [l in superscript] Buck.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: [crest: arms of Acton Moseley]; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: BILDEWAS or BULDEWAS, was founded & Endow'd by Roger de Clinton Bishop / of Coventry & Litchfield. A.D. 1153. to the honour of S.t [t in superscript] Mary & S.t [t in superscript] Ceadde (or S.t [t in superscript] Chad.) / It had after this, several noble and generous Benefactors, among the Principal were / Walter de Dunstanville & Robert Corbet; which several Benefactions & Estates / were after confirm'd by them by K. Richard 1.st [st in superscript] An. Reg. I. It's value at the Sup- / pression was 119.L [L in superscript] 19.S [S in superscript] 3.d [d in superscript] P An. Dug.___129.L [L in superscript] 6.S [S in superscript] 10.d [d in superscript] Speed___; inscribed, in plate, lower right: 244 / S.& N. Buck delin et Sculp.t [ t in superscript] 1931.
Professor & Mrs. Churchill Pierce Lathrop (Dolly), Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1955.
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