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A History of Shrewsbury

By Hugh Owen; John Brickdale Blakeway

1825

Harding, Lepard and Co : London

11" by 9"

xviii, 586; vi, 567pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this collaborative work on the county town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Co-written by friends and colleagues, John Brickdale Blakeway and Hugh Owen.

The first edition of this work, with the errata slip bound in to the rear of volume II. This history of Shrewsbury regards the town's history under the Kings of Powis, the Saxons, Normans, all the way through the Tudors, Civil Wars to the nineteenth century. The second volume focuses more on the town's ecclesiastical history. Owen and Blakeway also detail the occasions where the town was re-captured by the Welsh on several occasions due to it being a border town. With twenty plates to volume I and twenty-six plates to volume II. Across both volumes there are 93 illustrations, including plates. Collated, complete. Hugh Owen was a churchman and topographer. He was the Archdeacon of Salop from 1821. His co-author, John Brickdale Blakeway, was also a cleric and was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was also the minister of the royal peculiar of St Mary's Church Shrewsbury until his death when Owen acquired the role. A comprehensive historical work reflecting on Shrewsbury.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings. Rebacked, with the contemporary boards preserved. Externally, rubbed to the boards. Light shelfwear to the spines. Prior owner's contemporary inscription to the verso of front endpaper, Rich Wace. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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