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Stebbing Shaw (1762-1802) was a historian born in Staffordshire. He became a fellow of Queen’s College Cambridge in 1786 and was ordained in in the same year. In the 1790s he became inspired to produce a history of Staffordshire. In 1795 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. The first volume was published in 1798 but shortly after his health started failing. A second volume was published in 1801 but his death on 28 October 1802 left the whole work incomplete. The large folding map of the county is a reduction of that by William Yates published in 1775. It was engraved by Thomas Foot (fl.1790-1825), who became the principal engraver for the Ordnance Survey in 1801. However, in 1804 he was imprisoned for debt. King states that the Shaw issues lack the words ‘Planned by a Scale of Two Miles to an Inch’, however here they are present. Bound into the second volume is a fine folding plan of Wolverhampton by Isaac Taylor. Provenance: with bookplate of John Wells Esq. (Franks 31289); bookplate of United University Club Library (closed 1971) inside rear boards of both volumes; Heritage Maps, Edgbaston, 1988; private English collection. Anderson (1881) p. 257; ESTC T149642; King (1988) no. 54; ODNB; Rodgers (1972) 406; Smith, B (2006) in ‘IMCoS Journal’ 107 pp. 21-26; Tooley (1999-2004); Upcott (1968) 1176-85; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
SHAW, Rev. Stebbing

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire, compiled from the manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other collections of Dr. Wilkes. The Rev. T. Feilde, &c. &c. including Erdeswick's survey of the county; and the approved parts of Dr. Plot's Natural History. The whole brought down to the present time...

Printed by and for J. Nichols, London, 1798-1801
Folio, two volumes (470 x 290 mm.) each, volume 1 and volume 2 part 1 (all published)], full contemporary calf, ornate gilt and blind panelled boards, rebacked spine with ornate gilt and blind ribs, central gilt design to compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With typographic title pages, pp. xxiv, (2), 125, xxxviii, 434, 38; containing two folding engraved maps, 82 engraved and aquatint plates (few folding), four folding genealogical tables, engraved illustrations, lacking half title, some offsetting as often, occasional browning and scattered spotting, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 10745
£ 950
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