A first edition set of this detailed survey of land ownership in England and Wales for 1873.
'This return is intended to show, with respect to England and Wales (exclusive of the Metropolis) 1. The number and names of owners of land of one acre and upwards, whether built upon or not, in each county, with the estimated acreage and annual gross estimated rental of the property belonging to each owner. 2. The number of owners of land, whether built upon or not, of less than one acre, with the estimated aggregate acreage and the aggregate gross estimated rental of the lands of such owners. 3. The estimated extent of commons and waste lands in each county'.
Counties covered in Volume I include (England): Bedford, Berks, Buckingham, Cambridge, Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent (exclusive of the Metropolis), Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlesex (exclusive of the Metropolis), Monmouth, & Norfolk. Counties covered in Volume II include (England): Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Salop, Somerset, Southampton, Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey (exclusive of the Metropolis), Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Worcester, York, East Riding, York, North Riding, York, West Riding. (Wales): Anglesey, Brecknock, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Montgomery, Pembroke, Radnor.
Each county has separately numbered pages.
'Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty'.
With a Belper pictorial bookplate to the front pastedowns.
Complete in two volumes.
In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, wear to the spines with some slight loss to the backstrip. Rear board of Volume I and front board of Volume II detached but present. Remaining joints cracked but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing, heavier to the first and last few pages and textblock edges. Some fold creases to the front endpapers of Volume II. Overall: GOOD ONLY.