The best Monmouthshire Tour Book.... (1801)

COXE William 1748-1828

An Historical Tour in Monmouthshire

Published: T Cadell, Jun. and W Davies. London: The Strand

Date: 1801

In contemporary speckled calf, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners & edges lightly bumped and worn. New spines, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to calf labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, new end papers, no inscriptions, text block edges sprinkled red. Vol 1, [10], [1], (ii-v), [3], [1], *2-*31, [1], [1], 2-208 pp, 2 maps (1 folding), 24 pls, 6 portraits, 5 plans (1 folding), 9 ground plans, 8 vignettes, 3 additional genealogical tables, 1 illustration. Vol 2, half title, [11], [1], 209-431 pp, [1], 433* only, [1], 433 only, [7] index, [1] adverts, 31 pls, 5 portraits, 2 plans (1 folding), 7 ground plans, 1 facsimile (folding), 4 vignettes, 4 illustrations. Leaves watermarked 1799, plates dated 1800, minimal edge browning and foxing, originally intended as 1 volume, but due to the number of plates it was deemed too bulky for a single volume and was divided into 2 parts.

Bibliography
Lowndes 544 . Huth 362.Beckett, 237. & ODNB

Note
Coxe, historian and Church of England clergyman, A more irreproachable friendly man did not exist. He was always benevolently employed, & at his funeral the congregation disturbed the service with sobs. After a great dinner, he used to steal into his kitchen, and give his cook a guinea. His domestics never left him, a strong but silent compliment.

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