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Brayley, Edward Wedlake.

A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY.

The Geological Section by Gideon Mantell. Dorking Robert Best Ede London: Tilt and Bogue ... 1841.
1st Ed. 5 vols. 4to. With 8pp. Subscribers. Hand coloured architectural t.ps., engraved ded. leaves, hand coloured map and sections, 128 steel engraved plates mainly on India paper including 1 double page partially hand coloured in outline, numerous text ills. Some light browning and spotting, inner gilt turn-ins, marbled e.ps., bound by Clyde in full polished calf, gilt ruling to edges of boards, intricate gilt tooled compartments with gilt letter labels to spines, some wear to boards, extremities rubbed, vol. 5. repaired to joints, a.e. marbled. Edward Wedlake Brayley (1773-1854). ODNB ... . His most important work was probably [the above] 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.
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