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John Harris
THE HISTORY OF KENT BY JOHN HARRIS 1719 First Edition, 43 Fine Engraved Plates
London: D. Midwinter. Fair to good condition. [HARRIS, JOHN (c.1667-1719)]. The History of Kent. In five parts. Containing, I. An Exact Topography or Description of the County. II. The Civil History of Kent. III. The Ecclesiastical History of Kent. IV. The History of the Royal Navy of England. V. The Natural History of Kent. London: Printed and sold by D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St. Paul's Church-Yard. MDCCXIX [1719]. Hardcover. First edition. Complete in one volume. Full leather. Thick folio (2°) (400 x 270 mm), pp. [2] portrait frontispiece facing title-page, [1] blank, iii dedication, [1] blank, iv - preface, ii - ode to Kent, iv - list of subscribers, 592, xl - index. Signatures: [ ]² A² a-c² B-Z⁴ ²A-⁴F⁴ ⁴G-⁴Q². Contemporary paneled calf, at one time rebacked. Spine with six raised bands. Compartments fully gilt ruled and tooled. Red morocco lettering-piece. English text in double columns. Illustrated with 43 fine engravings (35 double-page views and 1 single-page view of important Kentish houses; 1 extra-large plate a panoramic view of Rochester between p.250-251; 2 diagrammatic plates; 4 double-page maps). Head- and tail-pieces. Decorative capitals. Shoulder notes. Small illustrations in the text. Genealogical tree. Initial and terminal blanks present. Armorial bookplate of William John Mercer to front pastedown. Condition: FAIR to GOOD. Lacking the large armorial county map but otherwise complete. Upper cover detached. Some rubbing and bumping to extremities. Contents lightly browned. Couple of marginal repairs. Mark to fore edge. Plates largely very good, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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