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Ducatus Leodensis: Or, The Topography of The Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes, and Parts Adjacent In The West-Riding of The County of York. With The Pedigrees of Many of The Nobility and Gentry, And Other Matter Relating To Those Parts; Extracted From Records, Original Evidences, and Manuscripts; Loidus and Elmete; Or, An Attempt to Illustrate The Districts Described In Those Works by Bede; and Supposed to Embrace The Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale, Together With The Entire Vale of Calder, In The County of York

By Ralph Thoresby; Thomas Dunham Whitaker

1816

Printed by B. Dewhirst For Robinson, Son and Holdsworth : Leeds

17" by 11"

xvii, 261pp, 123pp, 159pp, 11pp [1];

 

 

 

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An interesting two volume set of works from the early nineteenth century. In this work Ralph Thoresby and Thomas Dunham Whitaker present a fascinating insight in the county of Yorkshire.

Two volumes. A fascinating work of topography from the North of England, with a focus on the county of York. Volume I is a second edition written by Ralph Thoresby, with additional notes by Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Volume II is written by Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Volume I is a work of topography with a focus on the city of Leeds, offering a history of the people of this region. To which is added 'A Catalogue of His Museum' documenting the natural and artificial curiosities and antiquities of the region. Volume II attempts to illustrated districts described in the works of Bede, again by Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Thomas Dunham Whitaker was a topographer of the late 18th and early 19th century works who published a series of works of local interest. Tipped-in vignette to the title page of each volume. Collated incomplete lacking 4 plates to volume I and 1 plate to volume II.

CONDITION

In a uniform calf binding. Externally worn, with the front and rear boards and endpapers detached but present. Loss to the head and tail of each of the backstrips, heaviest to the head of volume I. Heavy rubbing to the extremities of each volume. Offsetting to the reverse of each frontispiece, with offsetting also to each of the title pages. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with the occasional mark, and light age toning.

Overall Condition: Fair

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