CORNWALL CAREW (RICHARD) The Survey of Cornwall, 78 marginal armorial illustrations in pen and ink on 42 pages, 1602
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CORNWALL CAREW (RICHARD) The Survey of Cornwall, 78 marginal armorial illustrations in pen and ink on 42 pages, 1602
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CORNWALL
CAREW (RICHARD) The Survey of Cornwall, first edition, woodcut device on title, engraved folding map, some tonal browning, 78 MARGINAL ARMORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS in pen and ink on 42 pages, note in later hand on verso of first blank leaf ("This Book has in it Coats of Arms trick'd with a pen by William Burton of Lindley Esq; & done in 1602. See Tho. Rawlinson's English Topographer, p. 29"), additional manuscript leaf ("Index Cognominum") tipped-in at end, in contemporary limp vellum with ties, lettering to spine, upper cover slightly bowed [STC 4615], small 4to, Printed by S.S. for John Jaggard, 1602

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  • First edition of Carew's pioneering county history, which is "above all a representation of Cornwall as its author saw it, in terms of the landscape and climate, and of the occupations of men and women whose lives these shaped. Such matters as the local tin mines, the fishing industry, and the games people played, including hurling, all come within the compass of his lively pen." (ODNB).
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