DRAYTON (MICHAEL) [Poly-Olbion] A Chorographicall Description of All the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests, and Other Parts of this Renowned Isle of Great Britain, 2 parts in one vol., 1622
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DRAYTON (MICHAEL) [Poly-Olbion] A Chorographicall Description of All the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests, and Other Parts of this Renowned Isle of Great Britain, 2 parts in one vol., 1622
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DRAYTON (MICHAEL)
[Poly-Olbion] A Chorographicall Description of All the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests, and Other Parts of this Renowned Isle of Great Britain, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, third issue of part one, engraved allegorical title, portrait of Prince Henry, 30 double-page engraved maps (North Wales with small central rust or burn hole), small paper flaw hole on Y6 with slight loss of first letter on recto, short tear repaired on T2 in second part, early ownership signature of "Tho: Tyrrell" in lower margin of engraved title, eighteenth century armorial bookplate of Benjamin Way of Denham Place, booklabels of Scottowe Hall Library (on rear pastedown) and William Delafield, late eighteenth century tree calf, covers with gilt Greek key pattern borders, spine gilt in six compartments, a little worn at extremities, joints partially cracked but secure, solander box, FINE, WELL-MARGINED COPY [STC 7228, 7229], folio (280 x 185mm.), John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, 1622

Footnotes

  • Included in the box, along with various clippings, is Bent Juel-Jensen's monograph on Drayton publications, published by the Bibliographical Society in 1953 and inscribed by him to Raphael King. See illustration overleaf.
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