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The Natural History of Staffordshire. by  Robert Plot - First Edition - 1686 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio330)

The Natural History of Staffordshire.

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The Natural History of Staffordshire.

by Plot, Robert

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First edition. Printed at the Theatre. Oxford. 1686. Tall quarto. Title; Imprim.; (2)pp; (2)pp; (4)pp; (2)pp; (1)pp; (3)pp; 450pp; index (10)pp; subscriber's list 2pp. Folding map, 37 plates, of which 25 are double. Lacking Plate XXVIIII. Includes the Armes Omitted plate which is often lacking.

Contemporary tooled calf. Relaid to spine, with short split to top. Spine in six compartments with gilt tooling and leather label. Gilt edge embellishment. Commensurate ageing, corners bumped and rubbed. Edges sprinkled. Endpapers renewed. Paper fault to margin of 159/60. Page 417 misnumbered 407. Occasional spotting or toning. A few short closed tears to folds. A nice example, with all the prelims and the subscriber's list. Bookplates to fep.

This work contains the earliest known recorded account of Freemasonry ritual on pages 316 to 318. Plot refers to the Masonic secrets, and mentions "The large parchment vellum they have amongst them, containing the History and Rules of the craft of masonry".

Plot, Robert (bap. 1640, d. 1696) In March 1683 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry, and first Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum. Elias Ashmole's initiation into Freemasonry occurred on 16 October 1646 at Warrington in Lancashire, and he recorded it briefly in his diary.

Provenance: Vernon of Sudbury bookplate. George Vernon (1635-1702) is included in the subscriber's list. The Vernons of Sudbury held Swynnerton and Hilton in Staffordshire. Wright bookplate.



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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio330
Title
The Natural History of Staffordshire.
Author
Plot, Robert
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed at the Theatre.
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date published
1686
Keywords
British History, Archaeology, Plates, Ashmolean, Bookplate, Freemasonry, Natural History
Bookseller catalogs
Natural HIstory; British Local History; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Archaeology & Ancient History; Fine Bindings;
Size
4to

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About Paul Haynes Rare Books

Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.

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