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The History of The Ancient and Royal Foundation called the Abbey of St. Alban, in the County of Hertford, from the Founding Thereof, in 793, To its Dissolution, in 1593. Exhibiting the Life of Each Abbot, and the Principal Events Relating to The Monastery, During his Rule and Government, Extracted from The Most Faithful Authorities and Records, Both Printed and Manuscript. With Plates; and a New Map of The County.
Printed for the Author, by J. Nichols: and sold by Messrs. White in Fleet-Street; T. Payne, at the Mews-Gate; Robson & Faulder, in Bond Street; and Hooper, and Flexney, in Holborn., London 1795 - First edition in this format, 1795. 4to. xiii, 547 [3]pp. Engraved frontispiece of The Abbey together with fold-out coloured map of the County (preceding p1) and two fold-out ground plans (following p234 being the ground plan at the time of Henry III and following p529 being the ground plan at the time of Henry VI). Original calf boards, rebacked with original spine laid-on, contrasting title panel and gilt decoration. Gilt border decoration to boards. Marbled end papers. Copy of May 1821 census form for St Albans pasted onto front fly leaf. Good. Boards rubbed and corners worn. Professional repairs to boards and spine preserving as much of the original as possible and making for a very soundly bound volume. Some damp staining to upper quadrant of rear pages. Light and sporadic spotting throughout. Ink inscription to ffep. A few neat notes, mainly to margins with some to text. Fold-out County map clean and bright but with some splits at folds - right hand vertical fold completely separated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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