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The Description of Leicestershire: containing matters of Antiquity,History, Armoury, and Genealogy
London and Leicester: R Baldwin, T Payne and Son, Benjamin White, H Gardner and J Gregory, 1777. London and Leicester: R Baldwin, T Payne and Son, Benjamin White, H Gardner and J Gregory, 1777 A very good copy of the second, 'enlarged and corrected' edition with 2 plates of arms and a folding map of Leicestershire' engraved by Pyle. Recently rebound in half leather with marbled boards with new endpapers. There is a loose portrait of the author, William Burton, presumably extracted from another book as it is octavo size. With title page, dedication to Lord Villiers, preface, list of subscribers, and detailed description of Leicestershire. Contents are very clean and in very good condition. There is some extensive annotation to the genealogy on pages 54-56 presumably from local or family knowledge. There is a pencil note on p 192 referring to personal knowledge of Thomas Hazelrig of Fawdon in Northumberland. The map has a very small repaired hole. 298 pp plus list of sheriffs and index.
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