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COLLECTIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE.
(Nash, Rev. Treadway).

COLLECTIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE.

[Bound With] SUPPLEMENT TO THE COLLECTIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE. ... John White ... 1799.
1st Vol. with in addition the cancel title of 2nd Ed. Folio. Bound in 2 vols. Engraved half title (1st Ed.) + Engraved t.p. (1st Ed.) + Engraved t.p. (2nd Ed.) + Ded. leaf + xcii + 690pp. + [i]. + Engraved t.p. (dated 1782) + Ded. leaf + 484pp. + clxviii + 32pp. + [x] Index [With] T.p. + 104pp. Folding map, complete with 76 plates (including port of Author, Hough port. and plate of Hallow Park - the latter two often missing) including 4 mezzotint ports. and 1 aquatint, 25 seperate pedigrees including 15 folding, 2 ded. leaves, 13 facsimile leaves from Domesday Book, 7 plates in Appendix, letterpress ills. ‘2nd Ed.’ t.p. damaged and restored to tail, occasional inconsequential marginal tears, light browning, workman like later half leather with cloth boards, some rubbing, gilt lettered title labels to spines. Our copy with some scholarly annotatons and corrections in a contemporary hand and with a letter to Samuel Pipe-Wolferstan Lawyer of Tamworth, (whose second wife was the novelist Elizabeth Jervis) regarding his pedigree in relating to the Jolliffes (see page 251 in volume 1. According to his obituary in The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 90, Part 2; Volume 128, Pipe-Wolferstan (1751-1820) was an Antiquary, he had a deep interest in the abolition of the slave trade, and ‘a man of excellent character.’. Upcott 1330. ‘This work, with a cancelled title page only, has been since presented to the world, in 1799, as a Second Edition, with Additions ... With these is given an oval portrait of the author on a scroll; the same as prefixed to his edition of Hudibras.’ Not present in our volume. Tredway Russell Nash (1725–1811). ODNB ‘... The Collections ... was unusual in containing a facsimile of Domesday Book entries and many engravings, mostly by James Ross (1745–1821) of Worcester. The work's limitations drew lukewarm reviews, but its merits have since been increasingly appreciated. Nash suffered financial loss and even by 1799, when he published a long-promised supplement, at least 288 of the original 750 copies remained unsold. An Index was published by the Worcestershire Historical Society in 1894–5 ...’
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