The History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk: With Genealogical and Architectural Notices of Its Several Towns and Villages [Two Volume Set]
First Edition; A handsome set bound in half-leather with marbled boards; five raised bands with gilt decoration(worn) to spines with gilt titles to red panels; The standard county history though never completed, covering only the Hundreds of Wangford, Mutford, Lothingland & Blything. Suckling fell out with his publisher and issued the second volume himself by subscription. The remaining copies of vol.1 seem therefore to have been destroyed by Weale, leaving a surplus of vol.II which is thus often found alone. Suckling was born on 31 January 1796 in Norwich. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he matriculated in May 1814. He was ordained at Norwich on 15 October 1820 & on 10 July 1839 he was instituted on his own petition to the rectory of Barsham in Suffolk, which he held until his death.
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Marbled edges in good condition; light wear to spines & edges with rubbing scuffs to covers in places; Scattered foxing, especially to outer borders of the plates, but text mostly clean.
Author Rev. Alfred Inigo Suckling
Binding Half Leather, Marbled Boards
Publisher John Weale of London
Illustrator 143 illustrations (66 vol.1 & 77 vol. 2) including b/w. drawings in the text, many lithograph plates ( some coloured) & a large folding genealogy
Condition Very Good
Pages 383 & 460