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SALOPIA ANTIQUA,
Hartshorne, Rev. Charles Henry.

SALOPIA ANTIQUA,

Or an Enquiry From Personal Survey into the ‘Druidical,’ Military, and Other Early Remains in Shropshire and the North Welsh Borders; With Observations upon the Names of Places, and a Glossary of Words Used in the County of Salop. John W. Parker 1841.
1st Ed. Large 8vo. xxii + 640pp. 8 plates including 2 sepia lithos. Some very light browning, inscription, original gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, several minor bumps to upper board, spine sl. bumped, minor wear. Charles Henry Hartshorne (1802–1865). ‘... Salopia antiqua, a genuinely original archaeological synopsis which may still be consulted with profit, was founded on an extensive and vigorous exploration of his native county: in 1837 he wrote (to Way) describing long tramps, of 30–50 miles daily, over the Shropshire hills. The book was in some respects pioneering, for example in its inclusion of material on dialect and place names which were anticipations of later, more systematic work by Georgina F. Jackson and others ...’ ODNB.
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