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*Pulpit and Carvings at Nailsea Church, Somerset....
Arched Canopy, ancient Barn, and Cross at Chelvy, Somerset ...
*Runic Gravestones found at Hartlepool...
Two Views of Charing Palace, Kent.......
Brass Chasing, representing three Military Figures of the 12th Century...305 Seals of the Hospital of Jerusalem
*North Chapel Church, Sussex...
Views of Grove House at Woodford, Essex, and German Fresco Paintings 393
*Remains of Bradenstoke Priory, Wilts
*Autograph of Coster the Printer...
*Representation of the Roman Way, in Eastcheap......
Capitals of Sir Thomas More's Chapel, Chelsea....
*Motto inscribed in his books by Henry Earl of Arundel..
*Seal of Philip Earl of Arundel...
*Autograph of John Lord Lumley.
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