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CHAUNCY, Henry.


The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire. 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......
London: Printed for Ben Griffin, Sam Keble [et al.] 1700.

FIRST EDITION. Folio. (38 x 24 cm.). pp.[x]+601+[22, index]. Bound by Bedford in full tan calf, spine with raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, black label, all edges gilt. Ex libris Henry Hucks Gibbs and John G. Murray Engraved portrait frontis, title printed in red and black, and 44 engraved plates most double page or folding and including the map by Moll, complete as called for in the Directions to the Binder. A fine copy.

An exceptionally fine copy of the first true history of the county, with fulsome illustrations.

(Brunet I, 1827; Lowndes 430; Upcott, 333; Wing, C7341)

Price £ 2500.00
Stock Code 48633
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