Extra Illustrated, Large paper edition. (1836)

BAINES. EDWARD. ; Whatton. W. R. Contributes.

THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY PALATINE AND DUCHY OF LANCASTER. The biographical department by W. R. Whatton.

Published: Fisher, Son & Co. London.,1836

Date: 1836

FIRST EDITION. Four volumes. Large paper edition. Large 4to. (13 x 10.5 inches). Four extra title pages, each giving dates between 1831 and 1835 and listing the publisher as Fisher, Son and Jackson of London. Illustrated with 2 hand coloured, double page maps of Lancashire, 2 Large, hand coloured, fold out plans of Manchester and Liverpool, a folding Pedigree of the House of Stanley, and 118 fine engraved plates, in proof state, and printed on India paper, then mounted onto the page. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED EDITION. As well as the plates listed there are an extra 46 plates of views in the last three volumes, mostly steel engravings. The publishers have inserted a printed page into volumes 2, 3, and 4, listing the extra plates. A lovely clean and bright set. Finely bound in contemporary full sprinkled brown calf by W. Nutt. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt lattice design. Compartments fully decorated in gilt. Burgiundy and green labels, gilt. Boards with triple rule and decorative borders. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled andpapers. Volume four has been professionally re-hinged. All volumes have some loss to the gilt on the spines and the corners a bit rubbed but overall these are still very attractive and highly decorative fine bindings by one of the great 19th century bookbinders.

£750

Offered by Paul Foster