The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Hereford
SMALL PAPER EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS
Published: Longman Rees Orme Brown & Green, 1831
Stock code: 670
4to., with engraved frontispiece, engraved and printed titles (the latter with woodcut vignette), 15 engraved plates and an engraved plan, some minor foxing as usual, rather heavier on frontispiece and engraved title, text remarkably clean; ORIGINAL BOARDS, UPPER BOARD WITH PRINTED PAPER LABEL, uncut, expertly rebacked to style with new paper label, a very good, bright, crisp copy of a scarce work.
The thirteenth and penultimate volume of Britton's informative and well-researched cathedral histories, famous also for their accurate and highly detailed plates, especially those by Mackenzie (none in this volume) and Le Keux. The histories were issued first in parts, then as single volumes (as here) and finally in a collected edition. Bibliographical description is complicated further by the fact that each history appeared in up to five states of issue. THIS IS THE SMALL PAPER EDITION OF ONE OF THE SCARCEST IN THE SERIES. IT WAS PROBABLY BOUND EARLY FROM LATE PARTS, SINCE THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE SINGLE VOLUME IS 1834. VERY SCARCE IN THE PUBLICHER'S BOARDS.