Limited Edition, 100 copies for Subscribers, with hundreds of black & white illustrations, folding maps and plans, 10 volumes, Complete, tall imperial 8vo. hand bound in dark red cloth, spine and upper cover with contrasting black cloth lettering-pieces, lettered in gilt, RARE
Ilchester was the ancient capital of Somerset. James Stevens Cox lived in Ilchester for many years and was Lord of the Manor there. His son Gregory was born there as were most of his paternal ancestors back to the seventeenth century. These volumes include aspects of history, archaeology and folklore of Ilchester and district. Special attention was paid to the printing of original manuscripts and charters with translations and to the reprinting of unique or very rare books, broadsides, pamphlets, essays, photographs and ephemera. Fully illustrated with reproductions of early prints, plans, maps, sketches &c to record for posterity the visual aspect of Ilchester's past. Nowadays the cost of binding this ten volumes set alone would exceed the price of this ten volume set. Two unrelated pamphlets by J. Stevens Cox bound in at the end of volume 10 "Ice-Creams of Queen Victoria's Reign, a practical guide for making real ice-cream" with frontispiece (pp. 11), original yellow wrappers preserved at end, The Toucan Press, 1970, and "The Bird-Trappers of Wessex in Thomas Hardy's Day" (pp. 11), original wrappers preserved at end, The Toucan Press, 1972.
Author COX (James Stevens) and G. Stevens COX.
Publisher Guernsey, The Toucan Press,
Condition A very fine fresh set, as new.