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A New Survey of England

Wherein the defects of Camden are supplied, and the Errors of his Followers remarked: The Opinions of our Antiquaries compared: The Roman Military Ways traced; And, The Stations settled according to the Itinerary, without altering the Figures.

By N. Salmon

1731 - London - Printed for J. Walthoe

8" by 5", 872pp plus plates

 

DETAILS

A scarce early edition of Salmon's Survey of England

Scarce second edition

Complete in eleven parts with all title pages.

First title page states two volumes though the binder has here bound all the parts together in one volume.

Bound in full vellum with blind embossed detail

Armorial nameplate belonging to Geoffrey C. Hobbs to the front pastedown

Nathanael Salmon (16751742) was a historian and antiquary. His first two books (both 1726), which dealt with Roman antiquities to the north and east of London, were expanded into A New Survey of England, wherein the Defects of Camden are Supplied (11 parts, 17289), reissued with new title-pages in two volumes in 1731. Meanwhile he had been working on The History of Hertfordshire, describing the county and its ancient monuments, particularly the Roman (1728). This has been depreciated as merely an abridgement and continuation of Sir Henry Chauncy's Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire (1700), but it was probably based on unpublished material left by Chauncy, augmented by Salmon's own research. Salmon's Lives of the English Bishops from the Restoration to the Revolution was published anonymously in three parts (17313), and reissued in 1733; it contains seventy-four biographies. His Antiquities of Surrey (1736) concentrates on Roman antiquities, adding some material overlooked by John Aubrey and Richard Rawlinson in their history of the county (1718).

(Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)

CONDITION

The binding is firm. There is some wear to the extremities including discolouration, bumping and some loss to the spine panel. The rear inner hinge has failed and the front inner hinge is strained. Internally the pzages are generally bright and clean and crisp with only occasional mild spots. There is a small ink private library shelf number to the front free end paper. There is a 4" closed tear to the pull out map as shown. Overall the condition of the book is good.

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