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THE HISTORY

OF THE

TWELVE GREAT LIVERY COMPANIES

OF

LONDON

LONDON:

J. AND C. ADLARD, BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE.

OF THE

TWELVE GREAT LIVERY COMPANIES

ОР

LONDON;

PRINCIPALLY COMPILED FROM THEIR GRANTS AND RECORDS.

WITH

AN HISTORICAL ESSAY,

AND

ACCOUNTS OF EACH COMPANY,

ITS ORIGIN, CONSTITUTION, GOVERNMENT, DRESS, CUSTOMS, HALLS, AND TRUST ESTATES

AND CHARITIES;

INCLUDING NOTICES AND ILLUSTRATIONS OP

METROPOLITAN TRADE AND COMMERCE,

AS ORIGINALLY CONCENTRATED IN THOSE SOCIETIES;

AND OF THE LANGUAGE, MANNERS, AND EXPENSES OF ANCIENT TIMES;

WITH

ATTESTED COPIES AND TRANSLATIONS OF THE COMPANIES' CHARTERS.

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PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR;
AND TO BE HAD OP HIM, AT THE LIBRARY, GUILDHALL,

AND OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS.

MDCCCXXXVII.

1931

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