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£200 History of Hertfordshire by Chauncy J M Mullinger 1826 Ref: 8040fva
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The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire...By Sir Henry Chauncy, Kt. Serjeant at Law. London, Ben Griffin et al. Bishops Stortford. J.M. Mullinger. 1826.

Second edition. Two volumes. 8vo. (15x22cm)
Vol. 1: Frontispiece Portrait of Sir Henry Chauncy. | Title. | 3pp. Advertisement. | 3pp. Subscribers. | 2pp. List of plates. | 2pp. Dedication. | 8pp. Preface. | 592pp. 22 double page plates of country houses, double page prospect of Hertford, 6 single page plates of monuments.

Vol. 2: Fold-out map of Hertfordshire by Moll/Tyler. | Title. | 574pp. 12 double page plates of country houses, double page prospect of Hitchin, double page view of Hitchin Church, double page plan of St Albans by Oliver/Tyler. | 7pp. Index of places. | 4pp. Index of general subjects. | 28pp. Index of persons. | Chauncy's proposals for the printing of the first edition.

Later brown cloth with gilt titles and library ref. to spine. Library paper labels inside front boards. [Blackburn Public Libraries]. Library ink stamps to first free endpaper & title page vol. 1, verso folding map, & title page vol. 2. 

This second edition was published in a smaller format than the folio first edition of 1700 and the plates redrawn on stone and printed using the newly invented lithographic process.

A good useable copy complete with map and all plates present. No further library stamps from those described above. Some foxing to map and plates as usual with this work but none severe with many exceptionally clean. Loss to bottom of index pages 593/594 vol.2 repaired with entries in manuscript.

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