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English Literature and History Lot 156


DUGDALE, WILLIAMTHE ANTIQUITIES OF WARWICKSHIRELondon, John Osborn and Thomas Longman, 1730. Second edition, two volumes, tall folio, engraved portrait of Dugdale by Hollar (laid down) in first volume, titles in red and black, 5 maps and 19 plates (as called for), text to vol 1 generally clean and fresh, vol 2 with some occasional damp-stain/light soiling, vol 1 leaf 'O' with small paper flaw with loss of 2 or 3 letters, p605/6 top margin with closed tear, p663/4 with lower corner torn away without loss. Bound in full contemporary calf, re-backed with original spines laid-down, rubbed and some wear. The Stratford copy, having originally belonged to John Stratford (1st Earl of Aldborough) who is listed as John Stratford "of Merrevale" in the list of subscribers, titles with signatures to top of Edward Stratford (2nd Earl Aldborough), both volumes with bookplates of Charles Edward Repington of Amington Hall. "Merrevale" was one of the historic seats of the Stratford family. ESTC T127054 (2)

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