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The Victoria History of the County of Surrey

By H Arthur Doubleday; H E Malden

1902-14

Arcihbald Constable : London

12.5" by 9"

xx, 449pp; xvii, 626pp; xix, 570pp; xvii,464pp; 104pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A comprehensive historical guide to Surrey. Beautifully illustrated with maps and photographs. This set comprises of the entire four volumes and the index volume.

This work was issued to subscribers only. To the rear of the index volume there is a list of subscribers. The prior owner of this work, Charles Stanley Gordon Clark's name can be found to this list. Scarce to have all volumes together. Issued over several years with the volumes dated as follows: Vol I - 1902, Vol II - 1905, Vol III - 1911 Vol IV - 1912 Vol V - 1914. Illustrated across the four volumes. With a frontispiece, four plates and seven maps to volume I. A frontispiece and thirteen plates to volume II, two of which are plans, as well as four maps. Frontispiece and eighty-four plates to volume III in addition to ten maps. A frontispiece and sixty-eight plates to volume IV as well as five maps. Gordon Wyatt Clark bookplate to the recto of front endpaper to volume III. This is likely to be a relative of the other prior owner of this work, Charles Stanley Gordon Clarke. C S Gordon Clark bookplate to the front pastedown of vols I and II IV. With a receipt addressed to C S Gordon Clark dated 1912 for the purchase of volume IV. The work was purchased at Jones and Evans Booksellers, London. Edited by Henry Elliot Malden, the longtime honorary secretary of the Royal Historical Society. He is best known for his editorial of this Victoria County History of Surrey. The Victoria County History, known as VCH was an historical project which first began in 1899 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria. Its intention was to become an encyclopaedic work on the historic counties of England. Prior to this work on Surrey there were volumes on Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and more.

CONDITION

In uniform full cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines as well as to the extremities. Spines have faded slightly. Front hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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