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THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
Atkyns, Sir Robert.

THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

Reprinted by T. Splisbury for W. Herbert ... 1768.
2nd Ed. Folio. [x] + 452pp. + [vi]. 8 plates depicting 320 of coats of arms, double page map of Gloucester, double page birdseye plan of Gloucester City, 2 double page plates, 61 double page birdseye view of County Seats drawn and engraved by T. Kip. Some light browning, marbled e.ps. and edges, with the bookplate of Brian S. Smith, contemporary mottled calf, triple gilt rule to edges of boards, some wear to edges with reinforced corners, rebacked in modern pigskin with original gilt lettered label. ESTC T21872; Alston, XI.58; Upcott 250. Second edition issued without portrait frontispiece. Sir Robert Atkyns (bap. 1647, d. 1711), topographer and antiquary. ... He compiled comprehensive manorial descents and attempted to record the population of each parish, based on the numbers of houses therein and the yearly birth and burial numbers. The resulting first folio county [the above first published 1712] which eulogizes the Stuarts, is especially valuable for its series of sixty-five engravings by Johannes Kip, illustrating the county seats and manor houses in the first decade of the eighteenth century, and preserving a record of features now altered or entirely lost...
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