The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire... By Sir Henry Chauncy, Kt. Serjeant at Law. London MDCC
First edition., Folio (27x38cm)., Original panelled boards rebacked., 2pp. Blank endpapers., Copper engraved portrait frontispiece., Title in red & black., 4pp. Dedication to John, Earl of Bridgewater., 4pp. Preface., Double page map of the County of Hertfordshire by Herman Moll., 601pp including 34 engraved double page copperplates of of Hertfordshire Country Houses (some with additional fold-out), Double page copperplates of The Prospect of Hertford Town, Prospect of Hitchin, Hitchin Church, Plan of St. Albans by John Oliver, 5 single page copperplates of monuments.,2pp. Advertisement., 21pp. Index., Directions for Placing the Cuts., 2pp. blank endpapers.
Complete including the plates often found wanting (Hertford Prospect, New Sillsbury and Standon Lordship) and very unusually with the Binders Directions for placing the cuts bound in - a very useful addition as the work lacks a separate index for the plates. Contents generally very clean, some plates a little browned as usual but all otherwise undamaged. Some wear and chipping to the boards and spine (re-back is of some age) but binding is firm.
A very good and complete copy of a rare work including all the plates often found wanting.