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Magna Britannia Being a Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties of Great Britain

By Daniel Lysons; Samuel Lysons

1806

T Cadell and W Davies : London

12" by 9.5"

xxi, 742pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this concise topographical account of several of the home counties in Britain. Profusely illustrated throughout, with maps, architectural drawings, plans and charming scenes.

Rebound in a very smart quarter cloth binding with marbled paper boards. Being the first volume only, as was the only volume published at the time. It is not uncommon to find these volumes individually. This volume concerns Befordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. A very small image of the Ruins of Houghton House has been tipped in between pages 96 and 97. Illustrated, with a folding map to the introduction and a further fifty-eight plates, some of which are folding. Typically, this work has been recorded as having forty-four plates. This copy has fifty-nine. All three maps are present to this work and are counted with the plates. With the errata to the rear. With three hand-coloured plates and one coloured map. The hand-coloured plates are 'Arms of King Henry VI and his Queen in one of the Hall Windows at Ockwells House, Berkshire to page 247, 'Arms of Norreys and of Beaufort Duke of Somerset, Painted on Glass in the Hall Windows of Ockwells House, Berks' to page 247 and 'Ancient Stained Glass in Chetwode Church Bucks' to page 488. The hand-coloured map is to page 449.

CONDITION

Rebound, in a very smart quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, in an excellent condition with little shelfwear. Evidence of tape adhesive to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered dark spotting to pages, heavier to the first and last few pages and to the odd pages throughout.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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