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  • Collection: 18th Century

A tour through the isle of Man

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QUL contains pages 233-235 uncancelled, for passages in which the author was prosecuted, and the book reissued without them. Aquatint illustrations by George Isham Parkyns.

Short description of Norwich taken from Blomefield

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Manuscript with mounted illustrations, cut from printed or engraved sources. Partially based on: Francis Blomefield's History of the city and county of Norwich (1741) Includes index.

Heads, English & foreign collected by Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, countess of Pomfret

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100 seventeenth-century window-mounted engraved portrait plates with manuscript biographies on facing pages; the first 50 biographies with decorative borders, most illuminated, the last 50 without borders. Portraits engraved by Wenceslas Hollar,…

The new, complete, and universal history, description, and survey of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and the parts adjacent

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Signatures: [A]-6R² 6S⁴. Text printed in double columns. Tail-pieces. Press figures. Published in parts. "A list of subscribers ... ": pages [1]-[4] at end. Publisher's advertisement at bottom of p. [2] at end.

The ancient and present state of Glostershire

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First edition, one of two issues; title vignette represents Mercury in a scroll between two birds. Includes index Signatures: A?, B-Z?, 2A-2Z?, 3A-3Z?, 4A-4Z?, 5A-5R?, 5S. Pages 312, 745, 752, 762, 767 incorrectly numbered 313, 753, 760, 767, 762,…

A tour through Monmouthshire and Wales

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Includes index, errata list. Illustrations drawn by S.H. Grimm, engraved variously by Fra. Chesham, W. Walker, W. Angus, S. Sparrow.

The history of the reign of King Charles the Second

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Edited by John Shebbeare. Because of Shebbeare's introduction, the book was suppressed by an injunction in chancery at the instance of the Duchess of Queensbury, and "the whole impression, except a very few copies, was destroyed." (BL)

The British monarchy, or, A new chorographical description of all the dominions subject to the King of Great Britain

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Copies of this work are frequently made up from various editions. Engraved throughout and numbered and printed on the recto only. Special title-pages: l. 39. A description of the several counties in South Britain; containing, England and Wales.…

History and antiquities of Cumberland

Engraved title page and frontispiece for: History and antiquities of Cumberland volume 1
Added, engraved title pages. Includes index, list of subscribers, etc. Inserts removed to item file: from v.1. Illustrated note on "escutcheons, tinctures, charges, ornaments"; note and clipping concerning John Peel of Caldbeck.--from v.2. Extract…

Topographical descriptions : with historico-political, and medico-physical observations : made in two several voyages, through most parts of Europe

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In two parts, each with separate pagination and register. With 'An alphabetical catalogue of the names of the most memorable places contain'd in this volume'.