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Select Illustrations of the County of Surrey Comprising Picturesque Views of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Interesting Remains etc with Descriptions
C and J. Rivington, London 1828 - India large paper copy, one of only six. This copy allocated to Charles Barclay, then MP for Dorking and bearing his armorial library plate to the front pastedown. The other five going to Earl Spencer, Viscount Middleton, then Lord Ltn. of the County, Rev. Daniel Delafosse, Frederick Perkins and Williams Peters of Betchworth Castle, featured. 46 mounted fine lithographic plates on India paper and 14 vignettes printed to heavy weight page paper. An elegant and beautifully executed binding signed J.Clarke. John Clarke was one of the best London binders of the period active from about 1820 to 1859. Other examples of his work are held in the Charles Ramsden collection of signed bindings in the British Library. The binding shows only nominal signs of use, the headband has been improved and the corners are good. Internally there are varying degrees of foxing to the carrier pages, mainly fore and aft. All of the images with one exception are clean. Size: 490x320mm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Wadard Books PBFA]
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