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CAREW, Richard.
The Survey of Cornwall. (And an Epistle Concerning the Excellencies of the English Language.) New Edition.
(B. Law; Penzance, J. Hewett.) [1769]. Full collation of the volume as published is: xxv (7), 159 leaves, (10), (13) (1). Rectos only numbered in main text. 4to. This copy lacks leaves 55, 56, 60, 97, part of 124 and final 2 leaves, pp.11-(14) of the Epistle. The half title is present, but not the titlepage and prelims; text starts on B. Many pages loose and edges worn. With Manuscript corrections, additions and deletions on most pages of the Survey by Thomas Tonkins, many of the notes initialled 'T.T.' The binding is contemporary half calf; lacking marbled paper covering of boards. ESTC T80564. This is the copy of Carew owned and annotated by Thomas Tonkins, the Cornish historian,1678-1742 and used as the basis for the 1811 edition. The Survey by Richard Carew, 1555-1620, was first published in 1602 followed by editions in 1723 and, the edition here, in 1769. Carew was son of Thomas Carew of Antony (or Antonie), Cornwall, educated at Christ Church Oxford (where he duelled with Sir Philip Sidney) and the Middle Temple. He served as High Sheriff of Cornwall, was M.P. for Saltash, 1584, and Deputy Lieutenant of the County under Sir Walter Raleigh. His work was the second English County History to be published (after Lambarde's Perambulation of Kent, 1576). DNB comments that the Survey of Cornwall 'remains one of the most entertaining works in the English language. In its pages may be discerned the character of an English Gentleman in the brightest age of our national history, interesting himself in the pursuits of all around him and skilled in the pastimes of every class.' Th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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