The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford
THE PEROWNE COPY
Published: John Nichols & Son, 1815-27
Stock code: 678
3 vols., folio, with 46 engraved plates (3 FINELY COLOURED BY HAND), 8 engraved maps and plans (one double-page) and numerous pedigrees in the text, some light and negligible marginal foxing, county map offset lightly offset as often; strongly bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, the first volume very neatly rebacked to style, old backstrip well laid down, backs gilt extra with four raised bands, these tooled in gilt to a stylised floral design suspended within a double gilt frieze, the whole contained by double gilt fillets, compartments tooled in blind with a floral frame, head and tail of backs tooled in gilt to a floral design repeated in inversion, lowest panel tooled in gilt with a reflected floral motif, double gilt morocco labels in black and red, the second of these in each case tooled in gilt at corners with a stylised floral flourish, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, covers a trifle age-marked, four joints a little rubbed else a very good, clean, sound copy.
THE CHRISTOPHER T PEROWNE COPY WITH HIS ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE. This copy has pp.471-2 in vol. I which according to Upcott (p.623*) were cancelled; page 36 of the appendix to this volume is misprinted 32 as called for. Britton's scarce 'Cashiobury Park' leaf, rarely found, is not present with this copy which is complete without it. The plates, maps and plans have been bound together at the end of each volume with the exception of the plate 'High Altar Screen, St. Alban's Abbey Church', which is present as frontispiece to the first volume, and the county map which is similarly placed in the third volume.