Title: Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities, Topography and Genealogies of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. [...] Third Edition, with Additions and Improvements [...]
Publication: London: George Routledge and sons 1869.
Description: Folio, pp. [iv] xii 426 [ii] + frontispiece and 23 plates (4 folding). With illustrations (mostly heraldic, some in colour) throughout text, title page in red and black with gilt. Soiling (mostly light), some pages frayed at edges with repairs to margins and gutters of 7 leaves, a few plates tanned. Bound in modern half dark brown calf with red buckram boards, gilt ruling and red morocco label with gilt to spine. Small stamps of Bradford Public Library to title and one or two pages; "withdrawn" stamp and sellotape mark to verso of title, bookseller's embossment to half-title corner.
Probably a large paper copy (pages 24.5 x 37.5 cm; list of subscribers to the large paper issue bound at front) of the third edition of this collection of genealogical and topographical information for Lancashire. Although the text is substantially that of the second edition, this is the first to include indexes – one for the text and one for the large number coats of arms illustrated therein – and introduces continuous pagination and a general table of contents (as the earlier editions had been published in parts).
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