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Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. [xiv], 353, [1]. With 1 folding map and 5 plates, few small illustrations. Small clean tear to lower blank margin of one leaf, title and verso of last a bit dusty, last few leaves somewhat foxed. Modern quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt-lettered label to spine. Stamp of Woods, Forests & Lands Revenue to title.
Dealer Notes
First edition of this beautifully illustrated history of Rochester. William Shrubsole (1729–1797) was an English nonconformist minister, author of works on subjects as varied as local history, theology and even the Sheerness dockyards, where he was employed. The present work discusses the history of Rochester from the 11th century, lingering on its most important monuments. It was finished by the antiquary Samuel Denne, with the assistance of Thomas Fisher, printer, bookseller and alderman of Rochester. The initial folding map, with a plan of the city, also marks the ruins of the fire of 1768.
Author Shrubsole, William & Denne, Samuel; Fisher, Thomas, ed.
Date 1772
Publisher Rochester: Printed and sold by T. Fisher,

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