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Shaw, The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire.

19. Shaw, Rev. Stebbing.

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of two Volumes (all published/fully restored). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I – Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II – Part1 (all published) – Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot’s time to the present; General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustrated with fifty copper plates and a copious Index. Compiled from the Manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other Collections of Dr.Wilkes, the Rev. T.Reilde. Including Erdeswicke’s Survey of the County and the approved parts of Dr. Plot’s Natural History. The whole brought down to the present time. Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families, Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines and Manufactories and illustrated with a very full and correct new map of the County, “Agri Staffordiensis Icon” and numerous other plates.

London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree – tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings.

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Shuckford, The Sacred and Profane History of the World connected

44. Shuckford, Samuel.

The Sacred and Profane History of the World connected, Frome the Creation of the World to the Dissolution of the Assyrian Empire at the Death of Sardanapalus, and to the Declension of the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, under the Reigns of Ahaz and Pekah. [Together with: “The Creation and Fall of Man” – “A Supplemental Discourse to the Preface of the First Volume of the Sacred and Prophane History of the World connected”].

The Third Edition. 3 Volumes (of 4). London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand, 1753. Octavo. LXIV,366, [10], LV, 461, [10], CXXXII, 295, [16] pages. Each Volume with its own Index. Includes two folded maps in Volume One: First Map: “A Plan of the present Chanels [sic] of the Rivers Hiddekel or Tigris and Euphrates exhibiting the Site of Moses Garden and River of Eden” / Second Map: “The Situation of the Land & Garden of Eden together with the Rivers of Paradise as they are imagined to have been Situate by some Writers who thought that the Garden of Eden was planted in that which was afterwards called the Holy Land”. Original Hardcover / 18th century full leather with new spinelabels. All three Volumes are now in protective Mylar. with dustjacket. All Volumes with some damage to spine but all still firm and holding. Overall some faint staining and foxing only at very few locations because of the excellent paper-quality of this publication. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.

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The 'Post Chaise Companion': Or 'Travellers Directory through Ireland'.

21. [Wilson, William] Anonymous.

The ‘Post Chaise Companion’: Or ‘Travellers Directory through Ireland’. Containing a New & Accurate Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen & Gentlemen’s Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. &c. Forming an Historical & Descriptive Account of the Kingdom. To Which is Added, ‘A Travelling Dictionary’, or Alphabetical Tables, Shewing the Distances of all the Principal Cities, Boroughs, Market & Sea Port Towns in Ireland from Each Other. [With remarks on the Ballymartle Estate and Ballintobber / [Ballintubber] – Estate on page 351: “Five miles and a half from Cork, on the Road is Mount-Pleasant, the seat of Mr. Bonwell; and two miles farther, on the L. Ballymartle, that of the Rev. Mr. Mead” / “Within two Miles of Kinsale, on the Road is Ballintobber, the fine seat of John Mead, Esq.”].

The 4th Edition, corrected and enlarged. With an entire New Set of Plates. Dublin, Printed & Published by J.Fleming, no year [c.1813-1815]. Octavo (14 cm x 22 cm). Frontispiece, XXXVI, 660 (double-columns, not pages: Nearly all pages are divided in double-columns and only from the ‘Circuits of the Judges’ does the book switch to single page-pagination, ending with [false] page 660 plus 19 unnumbered pages of Index). With the large fold-out: “Map of the Roads of Ireland including all the Post-Towns” (36 cm x 48 cm) and all the plates in place (see full list below and high – resolution – images on our website). Hardcover / Original, early 19th – century half leather with new spinelabel. The rare,best and enlarged, 4th edition in a contemporary 19th-century binding. Upper hinge slightly damaged. Interior very good with some minor foxing. Overall a rare and excellent publication.

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