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Llandudno
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5 Madoc Street
Llandudno
Conwy
LL30 2TL
Contact Patrick M Elliott
Telephone 01492 871590
Mobile 07899 904000
Specialists A General Stock, British & Welsh History, Topography, Gregynog Press, British Topography, Travel, Welsh Language Titles, Celtic, Poetry, Theology
Madoc Books
Stand C11

Staffordshire in all its glory!

SHAW Rev Stebbing 1762-1802

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire, J Nichols, London: Red Lion-passage, Fleet-street. 1798

VG+, 2 vols, large paper subscribers copy, 83 pls. 31 cuts, including map, plan, portraits & views, complete. (50*30cm).
In 20c Riviere half green morocco, green cloth, some gilt tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Spines, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Vol 1, 1798, map frontis, [2], (v-xxiv), [2], 125, [1], [1], (ii-xii), (*xi-*xii), (xiii-xxxviii), 156, (*153-*158), 157-164, (165*-166*), 165-210, (*207-*214), 211-230, (229*230*), 231-414, (*411-*416), 415-434 pp, 38 index, 44 pls (2 folding), 18 woodcuts, some plates dated 1792 & 1779, paper watermarked 1794 & 1796.
Vol 2, part 1 (no more published), 1802, [2], (iii-xxxii), 22, (*21-*22), 23-30, (27*-30*), 31-106, (105*-*107&107*), 107-172, (171*-*172), 173-216, (215*-217), 218-220, (*221-*222), 221-290 pp, 20 appendix, 39 pls (1 folding), 13 woodcuts, text leaves watermarked, 1794, 1799, 1796, some plates dated 1791 & 1795. Green marbled endpapers, text block edges uncut, 4 printers devices, ink name to head of tp (John Minors-listed as a subscriber), some wear to cloth covers.

Note
Shaw also produced four volumes of a periodical called The Topographer and in 1792 there were seven numbers of a continuation, Topographical Miscellanies.

Bibliography
ESTC T149642. Avery 946. Allibone 2062. Upcott 1176

Edition
First

Condition
VG+
£1,725