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												The Description of Leicestershire, Containing Matters of Antiquitye, Historye, Armorye, and Genealogy by William Burton
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1622
		 - from E C Books (SKU: 031965)

The Description of Leicestershire, Containing Matters of Antiquitye, Historye, Armorye, and Genealogy

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The Description of Leicestershire, Containing Matters of Antiquitye, Historye, Armorye, and Genealogy

by William Burton

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Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : John White, 1622 A fair to good copy of the scarce 1st edition with map, in contemporary full leather binding. The binding has wear to spine joints, the top and bottom of the spine and edges, but is of good quality leather and would repair well. Page edges red. Internally there is an armorial bookplate of the Kinnaird family to the front pastedown and a signature of James West, clearly an early owner, on the fep.James has made some notes about the elections to Parliament for the County of Leicester in 1775. The fep has a tear at the top. With decorative title page (small repair to side margin); dedication 2pp; To the Reader 6pp; double page map; text pp 1-332; Catalogue 6pp; finis; table added in ms 3pp. The shields have been carefully coloured in (including one on the title page)- possibly by or for an early owner as there has been occasional offsetting from the colouring over time. There is also some scholarly annotation and an additional coat of arms has been added in the margin of p134. The pagination is awry at a couple of points and has been corrected by hand from p196-210 and from p219 -332. The book was clearly well-used as a reference work. There is some light staining affecting the top third of pages - noticeable at the beginning but not particularly later in the book. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images.

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bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
031965
Title
The Description of Leicestershire, Containing Matters of Antiquitye, Historye, Armorye, and Genealogy
Author
William Burton
Illustrator
Francisco de Laram
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John White
Place of Publication
Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]
Date Published
1622
Keywords
Leicestershire; Kinnaird; seventeenth century county history
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; 17th century works;
Size
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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