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Fair. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copy in calf on boards with corners rubbed to boards. Somewhat battered and lower cover is detached. Spine appears to have been re-covered in calf and is well used at head/foot. Decorated end papers which have been held with sticky tape at front. Pencil inscription on FFE with reference to the books origins. Frontis comprises gfold out map of Worcestershire partially detached. Some light foxing to title page and prelims. List of subscribers. A number of interesting and complete fold out maps and plates are contained. Contents are clean and flat, save sporadic lightl foxing. Scarce.
Very Good. Book An uncommon Eighteenth Century study of Worcester. With pull out illustrations, throughout, this early work is an informed and detailed survey and history, tracing the city from its time under Roman and Saxon rule up until the author's day, as well as describing in particular detail the Worcester Cathedral. Also featured is a study into the Remarkable Occurences in the city. Condition: In calf binding. Externally, the boards are marked and worn and both are fully detached. The backstrip is also faded and worn. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and somewhat foxed and ageworn throughout. The text and illustrations remain clear. Overall: FAIR.
Good. Full brown calf binding, gilt title to spine. B/w engravings. 252 pages. 15 of 16 plates present plus additional b/w plate not listed and seemingly not related to the book. Rebacked with new endpapers. Overall a really nice copy. [S]
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