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A PERAMBULATION OF KENT: Conteining the description, hystorie, and customes of that shyre. Written in the yeere 1570 by William Lambarde of Lincolnes Inne gent: first published in the yeere 1576.
London Edm. Bollifant 1596 - And now increased and altered after the authors owne last copie. SECOND EDITION 1596, 8vo, approximately 180 x 130 mm, 7 x 5 inches, FACSIMILE TITLE PAGE, the full page map of England is present, but LACKING THE FOLD-OUT MAP OF KENT SHOWING THE BEACONS after f.8, some decorated initials, a few historiated, printed throughout in black letter, pages: [8 of 10], 1- 588, (2 of 6) - lacking 4 pages of index, collation: pi1 (-pi1), A-Pp6 (-A1 and Pp5-6), bound in buff buckram, gilt title to spine with tiny gilt ornament, endpapers replaced at some time. Spine very slightly darkened, A2 slightly dusty on recto, tiny upper corner missing on A2-A4, map of England lightly browned and trimmed at fore-edge and lower edge with slight loss to the tip of Cornwall, neat early signature at top of page 7, tiny worm track to upper margin from F2-G5, no loss of printed area, very small ink stain on pages 122-123, no loss of legibility, small light stain to lower outer corners from L1-Bb4, some mild ink scribble to margins of pages 486-487, final page slightly dusty. A good sturdy copy with text complete (facsimile title page and lacking folding map, 1 leaf of prelims and 2 leaves of index). William Lsambarde (1536-1601) was a prominent antiquary of the era, as well as personal consultant to Elizabeth I, in the capacity of Keeper of the Records in the Tower. This is the second edition of the earliest county history (first published in 1576), including a discussion of the local inheritance custom of gavelkind. Upcott, English Topography, No.350. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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