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Thoresby, Ralph; Whitaker, Thomas Dunham:
Ducatus Leodiensis: or, the Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes, and Parts Adjacent, in the West-Riding of the Country of York [...]; Loidis and Elmete: or, an Attempt to Illustrate the Districts Described in Those Words 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.
Published: Leeds: printed by B. Dewhirst, for Robinson, Son and Holdsworth; and John Hurst, Wakefield,
Second edition. 2 vols., folio (445 x 280mm), pp. [iv], xvi, [i], xvii, [i], 267, [iii], 123, [i], 159, [i], 11, [i] + 10 plates + folding pedigrees of 16 families; pp. [iv], 404, 2, 80 + 58 plates on 54 leaves + 15 folding pedigrees. All plates and pedigrees as called for. Decorative initials and further engraved illustrations in the text. Occasional toning (mostly to plate-adjacent leaves), sporadic foxing. Contemporary half green morocco, spines ornately gilt with red and green labels, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, joints, edges and corners worn, some scratches and light scrapes but still a very good, sturdy set.
Offered by Unsworth's Antiquarian Booksellers