London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
PUBLIC RECORDS -- Reports from the Select Committee, appointed to inquire into the State of the Public Records of the Kingdom, &c. London: [Luke Hansard], 1800. 2° (438 x 272). 20 engraved plates of elevations, plans and facsimiles, mostly double-page and folding (light waterstain in fore-margins of first few leaves). Modern cloth. Provenance: bookplate of Baron Newborough.
Reports [Appendix to Reports] from the Commisioners ... respecting the Public Records of the Kingdom, &c. 1800-1819. Ibid., 1819. 2 volumes (text and plates), 2° (450 x 270mm). 87 engraved plates of facsimiles, many large and folding, one hand-coloured (occasional very light spotting). 20th-century cloth, uncut.
A MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION which led directly to the establishment of the Public Record Office in 1838. (3)
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