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The Vale-Royal of England or, The County Palatine of Chester Illustrated. Wherein is contained a Geographical and Historical Description of that Famous County, with all its Hundreds and Seats of the Nobility, Gentry and Freeholders
Chester: Daniel King 1656 - HB in original 17th Century mottled full leather boards with floral gilt frame. Spine has 5 raised bands, gilt title on red leather panel & gilt floral decoration. Original marbled endpapers have no inscriptions but bookplate of Matthew Worgan Wooley on fep & bookplate of Frances Louisa Swayne on ffep. Adorned with maps and prospects and the Coats of Arms of every family in the county. Although published by King, the text & illustrations are also by W. Holler, William Smith & William Webb. A separate section to the rear is a Short Treatise on the Isle of Man by James Chaloner, in 6 chapters. In all, and in addition to the decorative title page, there are 3 maps, 16 plates & 4 plates in text. Printed by John Streater in Little S. Bartholomews, to be sold at the Black-Spread-Eagle at the West End of St. Pauls, 1656. This is a good copy, rare in the fact that it contains all the plates, of which the maps of Cheshire, Chester & the Isle of Man are fold-outs. One old repair to front hinge which does not prevent this being a very desirable addition to any collection. SIze: 19 x 28cm (7.5 x 11")
      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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