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5 Madoc Street
Llandudno
Conwy
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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

Plot's Oxfordshire

R.P. [PLOT Robert] 1640-1696

The Natural History of Oxford-Shire, Being an Essay toward the Natural History of England., Theater in Oxford. and in London at the Star near the West-end of St Pauls Church-yard. 1677

In early 18c full tree calf, blind edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, expertly relaid, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red morocco labels. Internally, text block edges marbled blue, armorial bookplate to fpd (Gurdon), Imprimatur leaf, title page with Intaglio device depicting a seated Minerva in front of an Oxford scene, intaglio initial and headpiece to the dedication page, [12], 358 pp, [1] errata, [1], [10] index, 1 map (folding), 16 pls (copper engraved). Small contemp. no to fpd & fep, tear to map, some light edge browning, has the Subscribers, eight shillings at base of tp. A Very Good copy of an important title, a 2nd edition appeared in 1705.

Provenance
Gurdon book plate

Note
Plot planned a survey of the English Counties, but only completed Oxfordshire and Staffordshire.

Bibliography
ESTC R7620. Madan 3130. Gibson 536. Lowndes 1886

Illustrated
BURGHERS Michael 1653?-1727

Edition
First Edition

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Full Tree Calf
£2,225