THE HISTORY OF DERBY; from the Remote ages of Antiquity, to the Year MDCCXCI.Describing its situation,air,soil,water,streets,buildings,and government.With the illustrious families which have inherited its honours.etc etc.
The scarce First Edition in original drab blue/grey boards crudely rebacked.Crown 8vo 320pps and nineteen engraved plates as called for. Large folding copper engraved frontispiece by G Moneypenny with an early [pre-cellotape] hand sewn repair and a similar folding plan of Derby itself.There are other signs of restoration and though clean & complete it would clearly benefit from rebinding.The list of copperplates includes County Hall, Schools,Churches,Alms Houses Theatre and Prison. William Hutton (1723-1815) was an English poet, historian and Unitarian non-conformist born in Derby.He wrote many books commencing with History of Birmingham (1781) but was also a celebrated walker walking the entire length of Hadrian's Wall some 600 miles in 1801. His "History of Birminghan"and "A Trip to Coatham" are also available.
Author Hutton, William.
Binding Leather backed orig boards