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Book Description
Privately published by the author, Scampton, 1808, 1st edition. "A few impressions only have been printed, to distribute amongst his literary friends". Half leather binding with marbled paper boards. Five raised bands to spine, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. 11.5ins x 9.25ins, marbled endpapers, [iv], 63pp plus 12 plates and a vignette illustration to the title page (as per the list of illustrations). The plates comprise a map of part of Lincolnshire (partially coloured), a hand coloured, folding plan of the manor of Scampton, 2 plates of Roman antiquities, a large folding coloured plate depicting a tesselated pavement, two topographical plates, 4 plates with portraits or monuments of members of the Bolles family and a very large folding pedigree of the Bolles family. Nb there was a second edition published by Cadell and Davies in 1810 which does not contain the folding pedigree. To the top of the introductory page is written "To the Rev John Dymoke of Scrivelsby from the Rev Cayley Illingwoth". Previous owners signature and date of 1887 to top of first blank page following the front endpapers. Old tape repairs to the verso of the tesselated pavement plate (at the folds). Occasional browning to text pages. Scuffing to leather on rear cover. Small area of loss to marbled paper on front board but overall a VG well preserved copy of a title scarce in this original format.
Dealer Notes
stock no: 49910
Author Illingworth, Rev Cayley
Date 1808
Binding Half leather with marbled boards
Publisher privately published
Condition VG

Price: £200.00

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