Hutchins, John.

THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET: Compiled from the Best and Most Ancient Historians, Inquisitionals Post Mortem, and Other Valuable Records and Mss. in the Public Offices and Libraries, and in Private Hands. With a Copy of Domesday Book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the County: Interspersed With Some Remarkable Particulars of Natural History ....

Published: Westminster: Printed by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons ...

Date: [ 1861 - 1870 ]

3rd Ed. Corrected, Augmented, and Improved, by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. 4 vols. Folio. Rubric 126 plates plans etc., many text ills. Ex.-libris Robert Edward Frederick Tendall, some light sporadic browning, rebound in modern half morocco with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, minor wear, spines sl. rubbed.

ODNB ‘... The wealth of information contained in the first edition of Hutchins's History, including detailed pedigrees of gentry families, histories of estates, religious houses, parish churches, towns, and villages, together with the numerous illustrations and extracts from documentary sources, ensured that the book was well received, and a second edition was soon planned ... The third edition is the fullest and most reliable, containing many additions on the antiquities, archaeology, and social and economic history of the county. It also includes numerous new illustrations, plans, references, and extracts from documentary sources, reflecting the growing interest in these aspects of local history. Hutchins's History of Dorset became and has remained an indispensable reference book and the essential starting point for any historical study of Dorset ...’ Our set appears to have all the plates and plans but without a listing. The map as usual is not present, (Squibb ‘The Plates in Hutchins' History of Dorset’).


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