Plot's Oxfordshire (1677)

R.P. [PLOT Robert] 1640-1696

The Natural History of Oxford-Shire, Being an Essay toward the Natural History of England.

Published: Theater in Oxford. and in London at the Star near the West-end of St Pauls Church-yard.

Date: 1677

In early 18c full tree calf, blind edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, expertly relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red morocco labels. Internally, text block edges marbled blue, armorial bookplate to fpd (Gurdon), Imprimatur leaf, title page with Intaglio device depicting a seated Minerva in front of an Oxford scene, intaglio initial and headpiece to the dedication page, [12], 358 pp, [1] errata, [1], [10] index, 1 map (folding), 16 pls (copper engraved). Small contemp. no to fpd & fep, tear to map, some light edge browning, has the Subscribers, eight shillings at base of tp. A Very Good copy of an important title, a 2nd edition appeared in 1705.

Provenance
Gurdon book plate

Bibliography
ESTC R7620. Madan 3130. Gibson 536. Lowndes 1886

Note
Plot planned a survey of the English Counties, but only completed Oxfordshire and Staffordshire.

Illustrated
BURGHERS Michael 1653?-1727

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Full Tree Calf

£2225

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