STAFFORDSHIRE PLOT (ROBERT) The Natural History of Stafford-shire, 1686

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Lot 192
STAFFORDSHIRE PLOT (ROBERT)
The Natural History of Stafford-shire, 1686

Sold for £ 875 (US$ 1,093) inc. premium

Books, Maps and Photographs

16 Sep 2014, 10:30 BST

Oxford

STAFFORDSHIRE
PLOT (ROBERT) The Natural History of Stafford-shire, title with engraved vignette, 37 engraved plates (many folding), with large, folding map and "Armes omitted" leaf, lacking list of subscribers, map with several short, internal tears at folds and neat repairs, final plate repaired at lower margin, occasional spotting, dampstain through initial leaves at fore-margin, front endpapers detached, contemporary morocco gilt with intricate gilt panels between raised bands of spine and armorial device of Walter Chetwynd on both boards, worn at extremities [Wing P2588], folio, Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1686

Footnotes

  • Walter Chetwynd of Ingestre Hall, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire and Fellow of the Royal Society, provided Robert Plot with significant material for his Natural History of Staffordshire and helped to finance the undertaking.
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