A Topographical History of Surrey.London : 1850 Stock Code: 20997
NotesA handsomely bound set of Brayley's copiously illustrated history of Surrey.
Brayley's "most important work was probably a History of Surrey (5 vols., 18418). His topographical works bear scrutiny because of his competence in a range of scientific, literary, and artistic subjects, a breadth of knowledge which few other contemporary topographers could match" (ODNB).
Provenance: imposing armorial bookplate of Colonel Frederick Heygate Lambert (1857-1929) and the shelf label of his Garratts Hall Library; sold by his heirs (Sotheby sale, July 1, 1930, lot 291.
5 volumes, octavo (290 x 240 mm). Finely bound in half brown morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, tan cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, bookplate to front pastedown.
With numerous steel-engraved plates by Allom, Thompson, Starling et al, (some folding), plus wood-cuts within the text. Hand coloured title-pages.
A little rubbing to extremities and some bumping to corners, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition.
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