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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    BRITTON, John (1771-1857) and Edward Wedlake BRAYLEY (1773-1854). The Beauties of England and Wales: or, original delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive of each county. London: J. Harris [and others], 1801-1818. 18 volumes in 26, including Brewer's Introduction, plus five volumes of plates, all together 31 volumes, 8° (206 x 125mm). Text volumes with 25 engraved frontispieces and titles, 2 folding engraved maps in Brewer's Introduction, plate volumes with one engraved title and 690 plates, including 2 hand-coloured maps (text and plates with some spotting and browning). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines gilt with contrasting lettering-pieces (rubbed, some repairs). Provenance: Frances Mary Richardson Currer (bookplate) -- Nathan of Churt (bookplate). Lowndes I, p.138ff. (31)

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    BRITTON, John (1771-1857) and Edward Wedlake BRAYLEY (1773-1854). The Beauties of England and Wales: or, original delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive of each county. London: J. Harris [and others], 1801-1818. 18 volumes in 26, including Brewer's Introduction, plus five volumes of plates, all together 31 volumes, 8° (206 x 125mm). Text volumes with 25 engraved frontispieces and titles, 2 folding engraved maps in Brewer's Introduction, plate volumes with one engraved title and 690 plates, including 2 hand-coloured maps (text and plates with some spotting and browning). Contemporary tree calf, flat spines gilt with contrasting lettering-pieces (rubbed, some repairs). Provenance: Frances Mary Richardson Currer (bookplate) -- Nathan of Churt (bookplate). Lowndes I, p.138ff. (31)


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