CORPORATION OF LONDON. Proceedings in reference to the preservation of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. Printed by order of the Corporation of London. , 88 pp. 8vo, red publisher's binding with gilt insignia and lettering on front outside cover. London: Benjamin Pardon, 1867.
This collection of proceedings by the Bunhill Fields Preservation Committee documents the Corporation of London's efforts to ensure the safety of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, as the Corporation's lease was nearing its end (Christmas, 1867). Bunhill had been a burying ground of Nonconformists and other denominations since the sixteenth century. With the work of the committee, the Corporation obtained an Act of Parliament in 1867 preserving the burial ground as an open landscaped space with seating, gardens and the restoration of some of it most noteworthy monuments, including John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe and William Blake. The appendix contains a reprint of a rare tract from 1717, "Inscription on the Tombs in the Dissenters' Burial Place, near Bunhill Fields." Some wear to edges of binding, else fine.
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