THE HISTORICAL ANTIQUITIES OF HERTFORDSHIRE
by Henry Chauncy
Published by Ben Griffin. 1st. 1700
Good condition. Large format. Full leather binding with raised bands to spine and gilt title and decoration to spine, gilt borders to covers. Only 500 copies printed. Reference book states 66 engravings including 2 maps, no list of plates in volume. Subtitle: "with the Original of Counties, Hundreds or Wapentakes, Boroughs, Corporations, Towns, Parishes, Villages and Hamlets. The Foundation and Origin of Monasteries, Churches, Advowsons, Tythes, Rectories, Impropriations and Vicarages in General. Describing the County..."
1 or 3 plates missing, depending on your research, a missing plate is North Prospect of Town of Hertford. Leather edges worn with small split at top of spine. Front endpaper almost detached, but otherwise binding sound but front and rear joints showing. Previous owners notes to first blank page which has a corner loss. 1 plate has a little margin loss, 2 plates have closed tears. Some page browning particularly to pages at rear of book.
Stock no. 1712811