A Topographical History of Surrey.
The Geological Section by Gideon Mantell.Dorking: Robert Best Ede & London: Tilt and Bogue, 1841 Stock Code: 70458
First edition. "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). A handsomely bound set.
5 volumes, octavo (230 x 142 mm). Contemporary tan calf, green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines, raised bands, roll to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges.
With steel engravings.
Armorial bookplates of General Sir Reginald Hildyard (1876-1965), born in Surrey, owner's initial to top of title pages. Some occasional light foxing, some loss to gilt, overall an excellent set.
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