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The Mapping of North America

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This is the earliest and one of the best English county histories. It is the work of Sir William Dugdale (1605-86) who spent upwards of twenty years researching the book. Gough states ‘it must stand at the head and shoulders of all our county histories’. The work is also notable for providing a large number of plates by the famous contemporary engraver Wenceslaus Hollar including one on page 520 of Shakespeare’s monument. In preparation Dugdale traversed every inch of Warwickshire. The book describes each hundred. There is also a considerable amount of information about the pedigrees of the counties notable families, accounts of the places in the county and religious information. They are noted for the remarkable accuracy, and unusually are sourced to other authorities. Provenance: with bookplates of the bibliophile Thomas Weld (1750–1810), Lulworth Castle; likely sold at auction Sotheby’s 19 October 1929; bookplate of Victor Hilton, Pencombe Hall pasted inside upper cover; private English collection. ESTC R4379; Lowndes (1864) III:687; Upcott (1968) 1247-59; Wing (1945-51) D2479.
DUGDALE, William

The Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated; From Records, Leiger-Books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes: Beautified With Maps, Prospects and Portraictures

Printed by Thomas Warren, London, 1656
Quarto (330 x 230 mm.), eighteenth century full marbled calf, gilt panelled boards, spine with raised bands, ornate gilt compartments, gilt red calf label affixed, marbled endpapers, light wear. Portrait cut and laid down, typographic title in red and black, pp. (14), 826 (with several errors see Upcott), (14), with 63 plates, of which 17 are double-page views and maps (7 maps), in addition, illustrated with 183 engravings in the text, including the plates at pp. 58 & 383 often lacking, early outline colour to first two maps and several engravings and coats of arms, light toning on some leaves as usual, one or two larger plates trimmed as usual, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 10720
£ 750
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