SHAW (Stebbing)

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. . . Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families; Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactories; and Illustrated with a Very Full and Correct New Map of the County . . .,

Published: London, Printed by and for J. Nichols,

Date: 1798

2 vols (all published), folio, [vol.1.] pp. [2], (v-xxiv), [2], 125, [1], [1], (ii-xii), (*xi-*xii), (xiii-xxxviii), 156, (*153-*158), 157-164, (165*-166*), 165-210, (*207-*214), 211-230, (229*230*), 231-414, (*411-*416), 415-434, 38 (index), folding map (linen-backed), 44 engraved plates (incl. double-page and folding), text illus. at pp. 37, 51, 85, 127, 161, 166, 205, 207, 211, 229, 231, 323, 344, 376, 388, 410; [vol. 2], pp. [2], (iii-xxxii), 22, (*21-*22), 23-30, (27*-30*), 31-106, (105*-*107 +*107 [i.e.108]*), 107-172, (171*-*172), 173-216, (215*-216*), 217-220, (*221-*222), 221-290, pp, 20 appendix, folding plan, 38 plates, text illus. at pp. 31, 70, 103, 107, 138, 173, 194, 244, 251, 252, 290, woodcuts at p. 59, 238,

Provenance
Owner name of J. Mills in ink, on titles.

Bibliography
Upcott III, pp. 1176-1185.

Note
A very handsome set, complete in all respects, in an early 19th century binding of full navy blue morocco gilt, restrained in style, but clearly of the highest quality. Shaw died in 1802, before he could bring the projected third volume to fruition.

Condition
one or two plates close-cut as usual; very occasional light foxing; first t.p. wrinkled

Binding
fine early 19th c. full navy morocco gilt,

£1675

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