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MORTON, John.
The natural History of Northampton-Shire, with some Account of the Antiquities, to which is annex'd a Transcript of Doomsday-Book, so far as it relates to that County.
London, R. Knaplock and R. Wilkin, 1712. Large folio, pp. [4], iv, 551, [1 (blank)], 46, x, with 14 copper-engraved plates; without the county map by John Harris; otherwise a very fine copy, bright and broad-margined, plate I trimmed to platemark and mounted, plates XII and XIII with marginal repairs, very occasional light marks, title lightly toned and thumbed; early nineteenth-century russia by Wheeler of Oxford (turn-in signed in gilt, endpapers watermarked '1816'), borders richly tooled in blind and gilt, spine in compartments, lettered directly in gilt, board-edges and turn-ins roll-tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, green endpapers, green ribbon place-marker; lightly rubbed with a few bumps, split to upper joint repaired, otherwise an attractive copy; chrysolithographic armorial bookplate 'Leigh' to upper pastedown.First edition of Morton's systematic natural history of Northamptonshire. Compiled over the course of a decade, Morton's Natural History provides a careful account of the natural history, minerals, fossils, and geography of the county, accompanied by fourteen large copper-engravings. Though he limited his research strictly to Northamptonshire, Morton built on correspondence with Ray, Sloane, Nicolson, and others, subsequently gave nearly one thousand of his specimens to Sloane. ESTC T147393. Language: English [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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