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£850 Senex Norden Speculum Middlesex & Hertfordshire 1723 Daniel Browne 1723 Ref: a7001Mg
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Speculum Britanniae : An HISTORICAL and CHOROGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF MIDDLESEX AND HARTFORDSHIRE. .... By JOHN NORDEN. Illustrated with MAPS curiously engraved by Mr. Senex, .... LONDON: Printed for DANIEL BROWNE Senior and Junior, at the Black Swan without Temple Bar; and JAMES WOODMAN, in Bow-Street Covent Garden. M,DCC,XXIII.

Octavo (17x22cm) Original calf binding with decorative blind tooled boards, gilt tooling to board edges, spine in compartments with original label. Repairs to top and bottom of spine. Small chip to label. Bookplate of John Crawford Hodgson M.A. F.S.A. author of A History of Northumberland.

8pp free blank enpapers. Engraved frontispiece Middlesex and Hertfordshire. Title page. Nordens Preparative. 2pp Dedication to William Cecil. Author's introduction. 18pp Description of Middlesex. Engraved title Speculum Britanniae The first parte. Dedication to Queen Elizabeth 1st. Engraved armorial. Dedication to William Cecil. Author's introduction. 2pp explanation. Map of Middlesex. 26pp description of Middlesex. Plan of London. 16pp description of Middlesex. Plan of Westminster. 8pp description of Middlesex. 2pp letters. Poetic credit by Robert Nicholson. Review H.O. Engraved title Speculum Britanniæ Hertfordshire. Dedication to Edward Seymour 1st Earl of Hertford. 2pp author's note. Map of Hertfordshire. 31pp description of Hertfordshire. Advertisement. 10pp free endpapers.

Contents clean throughout. Four maps, engraved by John Senex, are close copies of the first issues drawn by John Norden published in 1593 [Middlesex, London & Westminster] and 1598 [Hertfordshire]. They are bound at centrefold, a little overall toning but all in good condition.

A very good copy in attractive original binding.

 

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