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An Epitome of County History, [vol. I, County of Kent], wherein the Most Remarkable Objects, Persons, and Events, are briefly treated of; the Seats, Residences etc. of the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry, their Architecture, Interior Decorations, Surrounding Scenery, etc. described, from Personal Observation, and the Names, Titles, and Other Distinctions, Civil, Military, or Ecclesiastical, inserted. With Notices of the principal Churches, and the Monuments and Memorials of Distinguished Families. Each County Illustrated by a Map, expressly constructed to suit the Design of this Work, exhibiting in one view the Parks, Paddocks, Seats, and Other Residences included therein.
London: C. Greenwood, 1838. FIRST EDITION. Large quarto, pp.[2] xx, 470 [12]. With a large double-page hand-coloured map of Kent divided into Hundreds to prelims, as well as 80 lithographic plates, in the style of copper engravings. In contemporary black half morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Purple leather grain-effect cloth boards; all edges and endpapers marbled. Washed library markings to lower right of title page; black ink ownership inscriptions to fly-leaf and title page. Some spotting around plates, mostly without tissue guards. 4 inch tear to the top of pp.241/242. Moderate wear to faded boards; joints lightly rubbed. Very good overall.A large, descriptive work on the history and topography of Kent, produced as part of a county series by the London-based cartographer. Containing a particularly fine coloured map.
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