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THE FIRST COUNTY HISTORY OF SURREY in LARGE PAPER COPY. John Aubrey (1626-97) was as antiquary and natural philosopher. He is perhaps best known for his work Brief Lives, made up of a series of short biographical chapters. He was also an early archaeologist who recorded many monuments in England for the first time. He started studies on the natural history of Wiltshire and Surrey, neither were completed. Published posthumously in five volumes between 1718 and 1723, the work included a fine map of the county. The licence to survey the county, granted by John Ogilby, Royal Cosmographer, dated 1673 follows the title page. The map is dedicated to Sir John Fellowes. Provenance: Prof. R.C.G. Williams, OBE, his sale Clarke Gammon, Guildford, 14 November 2000 lot 190; private English collection. Anderson (1966) p. 268; Upcott (1968) III p. 1207.

The Natural History And Antiquities Of The County Of Surrey. Begun in the Year 1673

Printed for E. Curll in Fleet-Street, London, 1718-23
THE FIRST COUNTY HISTORY OF SURREY in LARGE PAPER COPY. Octavo (195 x 120 mm.), five volumes, large paper copy, full contemporary tree calf, ornate gilt panelled, rebacked preserving the original ornate gilt spine with red calf gilt title labels affixed, marbled endpapers. Volumes dated 1719, 1719, 1718, 1718, 1723, with engraved portrait of the author, folding map of Surrey backed on linen, folding view of Richmond, folding table of John Evelyn’s family tree, view of Albury and 8 further plates, in good condition.
Stock number: 10343
£ 395
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