Book Description

Printed for the Proprieters and sold by R.H. Kelham, Chelmsford, I. Keymer, Colchester, Longman, Hurst, Orme & Brown, London, 1814, 1st edition. Brown cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. Blind stamped decorations to front and rear boards. 11.5ins x 9ins, list of plates, illustrated title page, dedication page, 280pp plus 12 plates (1 double page). Also 27 illustrations within the text, making a total of 39 illustrations as required. This volume covers the hundreds of Becontree, Waltham and Ongar plus the Royal Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower. It had been intended to cover the whole of Essex, but there was insufficient support from the subscribers. This is all that was published. Nb the title page gives the date of 1814, but it was actually issued in three parts between 1814 and 1817 - the portrait of Sir Thomas Smith is dated 1817. The engravings were made by the authors husband - John Ogborne. This copy lacks the iv page section entitled "a slight sketch of the antiquities of Essex". Spine has been professionaly replaced. New endpapers. Generally clean but some foxing and some off-set from the plates. G+
Dealer Notes
stock no: 31100
Author Ogborne, Elizabeth
Date 1814
Binding Cloth
Publisher R.H. Kelham, etc
Illustrator John Ogborne
Condition G+

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