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LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE VOLUME.

Those marked thus * are Vignettes, printed with the letter-press.

Altar Window at St. Dunstan's in the West, London

Frontispiece. *View of the Mansion at Puncknowle, Dorset; with the Representation Page. of an ancient Head in panel

38 *Ancient Cross in Puncknowle Church-yard

39 Imperial Greek Coins hitherto unpublished—Antoninus ; Plautilla; Lucius Verus ; Septimus Severus

129 Plan of the Close of Old Sarum ; and of the Cathedral as restored by Hatcher

143 *Bird's eye view of the Ground-plan of Old Sarum Cathedral..

144 Ruins of St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster ....

252 Kingston Seymour Manor-House, Somerset

370 Sepulchral Inscription of Ilbert de Chaz, at Lacock Abbey, Wilts . 377 View of the Chapter-House at Bocherville, Normandy

473 Specimens of Architectural Sculpture at Bocherville

474 *Representation of the Holy Hand of St. Patrick....

:... 585 Ancient House at Ightham, Kent

587 *Seals and Autograph of Dr. Donne

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