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A Topographical History of Surrey

By Edward Wedlake Brayley; Gideon Mantell.

1850

G. Willis : London

9.5" by 6.5"

viii, 472pp [25pp]; 486pp; 527pp; 519pp; 1-420pp, 48pp, 48pp, 421-442pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A complete five volume set of this fascinating and copiously illustrated study of the topography of Surrey by Edward Wedlake Brayley.

Edward Wedlake Brayley was an English antiquary and topographer, born in Lambeth, Surrey in 1773. Brayley is best remembered for his friendship and frequent collaboration with the English antiquary, author and editor John Britton. Britton and Brayley became joint editors of 'The Beauties of England and Wales', a series of books describing the topography and local history of England and Wales, and both men wrote numerous other topographical works. With a section on geology by the notable English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist Gideon Mantell. With a list of subscribers to the front of volume I. Copiously illustrated throughout with a frontispiece, numerous in text wood-engravings to each volume, and: Sixteen steel engravings to volume I, two of which are folding and one of which is coloured. 'Windlesham Church' rebound as frontispiece. Sixteen steel engravings to volume II, one of which is folding, with 'Ruins at Virginia Water' rebound as frontispiece. Nineteen steel engravings to volume III, one of which is folding. Thirty five steel engravings to volume IV, with 'Beddington Park' rebound as frontispiece. Forty two steel engravings to volume V, one of which is folding.

CONDITION

Rebound in a quarter crushed morocco binding with buckram covered boards. Externally, slight fading to spine. Slight sunning to upper extremity of front boards, volumes I to iv. Heavy sunning to front board volume V and rear board volume I. Internally firmly bound. Title page to volume II partially detached to gutter. Illustrations contents page to rear of volume I partially detached to gutter. Pages slightly age toned to extremities, but bright and clean, with the odd scattered spot to fore edge of the occasional page. Scattered spotting to plates and dedication page, volume I. Pencil inscription by prior owner to the occasional page. Page 96 volume V has been misprinted as '86' and there is an error to page number 152 to '157, whilst the text itself is complete.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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