London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
SALMON, Nathaniel. The History of Hertfordshire; Describing the County, and its Antient Monuments, Particularly the Roman, London: [no publisher], 1728. 2° (403 x 250mm). Double-page engraved map by J. Clark. (Some leaves browned, a few spots.) Contemporary panelled calf, upper cover with crowned monogram "SX" (upper cover almost detached, rubbed and scuffed, front free endpaper with Brocket bookplate detached). FIRST EDITION. Brunet V, 93; Lowndes 338; Upcott 338.
NEWCOME, Peter (1727-97). The History of the Ancient and Royal Foundation called the Abbey of St. Alban in the County of Hertford, London: J. Nichols, 1795. 4° (267 x 208mm). Engraved frontispiece, 2 folding plans, hand-coloured engraved folding map of Hertfordshire at end, additional engraved view of Gorhambury extracted from another work laid down on Ddd3. (Frontispiece offset lightly onto title, map browned and lightly spotted, a few leaves spotted.) Contemporary marbled calf gilt (rebacked). Upcott 339.
With History of Verulam and St. Alban's: containing an Historical Account of the Decline of Verulam and Origin of St. Alban's, and of the Present State of the Town (St. Albans, 1815) and Lewis Turnor's History of the Ancient Town and Borough of Hertford (Hertford, 1830) bound in half calf gilt. (4)
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