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Book Description
This became and has remained an indispensable reference book and the essential starting point for any historical study of Dorset. - ODNB. 1st ed, 2 vols, 1774, 56 pls, as called for + 2 additional (folding), 10 folding pedigrees (as called for) + 1 additional. With 21 small plates/illustrations within text. In contemporary speckled calf, gilt edge tooling, corners & edges bumped & worn. Old re-spines, retaining the old, to both vols, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to red calf labels, edges worn. Internally, Vol 1, Large folding map, [4], [7] subscribers, [1], (i-lxxx), 1-24, (i-xxix) Doomsday Book, 1-8 Gheldi, 1-12, [3], [2], [1], 234 pp, [2], 233-236, 241-368, [3], 372-618 pp (odd pagination but complete). Vol 2, [4], [3], 4-124, 117-120 (pagination error corrected by old hand, 129-528 pp, (61) index. Some old paper repairs, tear to crease of 1 map (p100), very occasional spot, small damp mark to corner margin of 1 pl, text block edges yellowed, modern endpapers, bookplates to fpds (Christine Evans). (247*373 & 248*374 mm). (ESTC T99476. HUTH 749-2nd ed. Allibone 927). Title continues: compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and MSS. in the public offices, and libraries, and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the county: interspersed with some remarkable particulars of natural history ; and adorned with a correct map of the county, and views of antiquities, seats of the nobility and gentry, &c.
Dealer Notes
Hutchins's History was still uncompleted at his death but, owing to the efforts of Richard Gough and William Cuming, a family friend and Dorchester physician, it was finally published in 1774. ODNB.
Author HUTCHINS John 1698-1773
Date 1774
Illustrator LAPORTE . BASTARD John. TAYLOR IsaaC. TOMPKINS W.
Condition Very Good

Price: £1600.00

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