Description of the Drawing of the Celebrated Oliver, The Miller's Tomb. On Highdown Hill, near Worthing.
Letterpress broadsheet. 450 x 285mm, 17¾ x 11¼". Tipped on album sheet.
Advert for a print of a Sussex tourist attraction near Findon, the tomb of John Oliver, a local miller. He built it in 1766, 27 years before he died, covering it with text from the burial service and his own verse, reproduced here. Apparently he also built his own coffin, keeping it under his bed, with a spring-loaded mechanism to wheel it out when he wanted to look at it.
[Ref: 13386] £170.00