The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire...by Sir Henry Chauncy, Kt Serjreant at Law...London...Bishops Stortford, J.M.Mullinger 1826.
2 Volume Second edition of Chauncy's work first published in 1700.
Original full green leather, binded spine with gilt decoration, diced and decorated boards with gilt tooled edges. Vol.1: 592 pages all edges gilt, frontispiece portrait of Sir Henry Chauncy, 22 double page plates of country houses, double page birds-eye view of Hertford, 7 plates of monuments. Vol.2: 614 pages all edges gilt, folding map of Hertfordshire by Herman Moll, 12 double page plates of country houses, double page views of Hitchin and Hitchin Church, double page plan of St Albans.
Volume 1 with loss to top of spine and front board coming loose.
Volume 2 holding firm. Foxing to most plates, some heavy. Folding map with repaired split to one fold to centre of map and smaller repairs to edges, some light spotting.
Manuscript note to free endpaper each volume Gift of Isaac Blackburn to his Nephew The Revd Willm Francis Cobb 1851. Pasted newspaper cutting obituary Isaac Blackburn vol.1. Signature Isaac Blackburn 1826 to top of title pages.
The map and plates for this work are all drawn on a limestone slab and printed by the newly invented lithographic process. The plates are reduced copies of the 1700 edition copper engraved plates.