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History of Dorset - 3 volumes 3rd edition - considered the best edition as fully finished and revised.

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History of Dorset - 3 volumes 3rd edition - considered the best edition as fully finished and revised.: Numerous period photos, watercolours and engravings pasted in.

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Full Calf. Good. History of Dorset by HUTCHINS Rev. JOHN; most are $1800 - $7000 or $450 - 1750 per volume. This is a very heavy set so please enquire for cost to post to your location. Ideal to break up to sell individual watercolours, albumen photos and engravings - or to restore
All are 3rd Edition History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset: Compiled from the best and most ancient historians inquisitiones post mortem and other valuable records and MSS. in the public offices and libraries and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday Book and the Inquisitio Gheldi for the County: Interspersed with some remarkable Particulars of Natural History. And adorned with a Correct map of the County and Views of Antiquities Seats of the Nobility and Gentry etc; The Third edition corrected augmented & improved by WILLIAM SHIPP & JAMES WHITWORTH HODSON. These volumes have many original contemporary albumen photographs of the area as well as hand written notes and other engravings. Also some original topographical watercolours: Volume 1: "volume the first" on title page third edition 1861
Leather volume marked 1 on spine
Rear cover detached at hinge.
i to iii then (1) (2), 3 to p 460 (pages 253 to 256 missing)

Full page illustrations: 27 total

1 before P1 Map of Poole with key to rear.
40 after P 40 The port of Poole. [The Port of Poole Engraving of Poole Quay, Dorset by Philip BRANNON 1857 Published by Richard Sydenham July 14, 1857. Dorsetshire. Sydenham was a local printer and Brannon did a number of views in the county.]
44 After P 44 Engraving Springfield near Poole [Large house]
76 after P 76. Engraving Plan of Wareham
110 Opp P 110 Engraving north view of St Marys Church
140 opp P 140 Engraving Various buildings all Manor houses
150 op 150 Engraving two churches: Asspiddle Church and Bere Regis Church
198 after P 198 - two full page Engraving Watcombwe house and Another of Whatcome House the seat of Mrs Michel.
208 Op P 208 Engraving The pulpit at Piddle Church, Dorset
224 op p 224 2x full page Engraving of Blandford Church
263 op p 263 Engraving Bryanston
266 op p 266 Engraving 4 churches
281 op 281 Engraving langton house; etching Capt. J J Farquharson
288 after 288 double page Engraving portrait
352 op p 352 etching Bindon Abbey [ruins] plus full page plan of Bindon Abbey
374 op p 374 Engraving Lullworth Castle then double page etching of same.
376 op p 376 Engraving chapel at Lullworth Castle plan and elevation then, altar and south elevation
417 op p 417 Engraving Heffleton
449 op p 449 2 x etchings Woodsford castle

Inserted items: 53 total (includes 19 Albumen photos, and two original watercolours)

on FFEP 3 x Etchings of Antiquities found in Dorsetshire 1858 XXXV, plus 2 similar
Hand written page of notes about Geology of Dorsetshire
36 After P 36 three etchings: Pool Bridge, Parkstone and Poole Harbour, Poole cemetery.
84 After P 84 three etchings: Market Place, Wareham; Wareham and the river from Dorset; St Marys Church Branksea Island.
108 After P 108 Engraving St Marys Church, Wareham, plus Sir Samuel Romilly MP For Wareham died 1818.
111 opp P111 engraving of Rev John Bannister, Wareham.
165 opp P 165 Albumen photo of Mr Knight
165 after 165 Albumen photo of The Down House with tipped in note on rear side of page about the Down House
191 Opp P 191 etchings of Church of Winterborne Glenston and; Manor House Winterborne Clenston.
216 Op P 216 large albumen photo of Blandford Bridge after p 232 artefacts etching, plus handwritten note about Dr Bruno Ryres then four more such notes or indentures some in latin
240 op p 240 2 x alb. photos Blandford church, St leonards snail
248 aft p 248 albumen photo Bryanston [building]
252 op p 252 etching portrait Portman pub 1848
then double page etching of High Street, Blandford
282 op p 282 albumen photo Langton? [no label] , then a hand coloured gilded coat arms and also a scroll /obituary.. then albumen photo of man on a pony.
284 op p 284 same man on horse etching
285 op p 285 albumen photo Langton?
286 op p 286 albumen photo of church plus another verso of same Langton church with hand written notes.
288 op p 288 albumen photo of langton plus hand notes, another verso alb, then an etching
289 op 289 antiquities plus hand note
292 op p 292 hand drawn and col stained glass window langton church
300 op p 300 2 x albumen photos Stepl eton house and church
316 opp p 316 original watercolour prob. Tarent Hinton
321 op p 321 2 x albumen photo Tarrent Kayneston Church and cottage with Mr H Austin and Mr Forest and unnamed woman
368 op p 368 orig watercolour of coast "Floras barrow"
375 op p 375 3 x etchings landscape features
376 aft 376 2 x etchings lullworth cove and arched rock near west lullworth
429 op p 429 albumen photo of Warmwell
437 op p 437 3 x etchings rock formations
441 op p 441 3 x etchings more coatal/rock formations
442 op p 442 albumen photo Dorset Rifle Volunteer Encampment 1864 [Lulworth cove]

(Possibly missing end of volume 1 volume 2 and first part of volume 3 to page 516)

Volume 3:
Leather volume marked 5 on spine
"volume the third" on title page third edition 1873
P 517 to p 755 Small part of spine detached but present

Inserted items: alb photos - 16, watercolours - 2, one sketch

568 Opp P 568 Watercolour of Chettle House With hand written note "1846 The Chettle Estate and house built in the style of Archt. John Vanbrugh [1664 – 1726] about 1113 acres of Downes, pasture, arable and woodland , together with this perpetual advowson of Chettel the property was sold for 24.400 Pounds the purchaser was Edward Cartleman Mr . . "
On rear: etching of Chettle Church taken in 1814. and small etching of Gipsy School.

696 opp P 696 Albumen photo of ??/ east Newton Church with gravestones

then Volume the fourth 1873 (In same book as volume 3)
p 1 to 274

16 opp P 16 etching of Cerne Abbey Dorset

40 opp P 40 Nether Cerne colour photolithograph

64 opp p 64 albumen photo Hanford front entrance
on other side albumen photo Hanford East Front
then another albumen photo Hanford House with hanwritten note

92 between P 92 and 93 Ranston albumen photo with twn men.

172 opp P 172 original watercolour of house signed G johnson 1875
over page is engraving of Compton House

188 after P 188 orig pen sketch of LYDLINCH Church

237 opp P 237 hand written note copy of monument dated 1867 Wells,
240 after P 240 albumen of sketch of Sherboone Abbe Church
then large albumen of church interior
then over page albumen phoyo of alter piece in same church.

Volume 4 (continued)
marked Vol. 6 on spine
Cover at front seperate
title page says vol. the fourth 1870

Full page engravings:

lxxii Coins - Pl. 1 Town Pieces and Tradesmens Tokens 410 x 240mm Hall Sc.
lxxiv Tradesmans tokens Pl II continued ... 410 x 240mm Hall Sc.
lxxvi Tradesmans tokensPl III - continuedcontinued ... 410 x 240mm Hall Sc. Part of page blank.
P275 Ruins of the ancient castle at Sherborne ... on the estate of D W Digby Esq. Philip Brannan del. 410 x 240mm
P 280 Sherborne Lodge engr, George Cooke, drawn J Buckler FSA 410 x 240mm
after P 294 Various items: bank, Almshouse, Abbey House, Bank etc. 410 x 240mm
after P 322 Monument at Marnhull, Melcomb Horsey Church, Domestic Chapel ... 410 x 240mm
400 after. Obourne Church details 410 x 240mm
Opp P 500 A Perspective view of the Seat of Sir John Smith Baronet at Sydling St Nicholas plus printed notes affixed to other side of page. Bayly Sculp. 410 x 240mm
After P 528 Forde Abbey drawn and engraved by J H Le Keux Durham. 410 x 240mm

Main text block starts at iii goes to cxlvi [144] Prolegomena by Emily Shipp sept. 1874
then starts at p 275 (which ties in with end of vol 3 above) to p 534 then dissertation on Domesday book i to clxiv [164 - added to 534 = 698] then 707 to 722
Addenda and Corrigenda

Inserted material:
after p 280; etching of Sherborne Lodge (author names trimmed off) plus hadwritten note about Sherborne. then etching/ postcard of The Yeafman Hospital, Sherborne.

Afer P 328 Albumen photo of a church font, and another of pulpit at Ockford Fitzpaine Church restored July 1866
After P 336 four glossy albumen photos of c s Hender Draper Milliner and another of Sturminster Newton bridge.; Newton castle (ruins) of a church; plus sim.
after P 352 etching of artefacts S Straker Litho, George Yd. Lombard St.
After P 368 Large albumen photo of Melcombe Horsey [Manor house]
Opp P377 Hand written note about archeology plus clipping from a newspaper
Opp P 384 etching of Milton Abbey Lor Cardon Del. W. Watts Sculp. Plus Milton Abbas Drawn J F Neale engr. W Wallis pub 1781
Opp P 385 Large albumen photo of The Village of Milton Abbas Street scene with children and a man


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