Surtees, Robert ;
Title The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, Vol. I, II & III :Compiled from original records preserved in public repositories and private collections &c.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London John Nichols and Son 1823
Seller ID 62091
3 of 4 vols, (1816) Vol. 1, introduction 11pp. Vol. I part 1, General History clxvi pp, Vol I Part II, Topographical History iv + 318pp. inc errata; (1820) Vol. 2, Chester Ward, iv + 408pp. inc. errata; (1823) Vol. 3, Stockton Ward, 431pp. + errata; with engraving in the text of all volumes. Vol 2 also has a printer's slip advertising the future appearance of Vol 3 (now in protective clear envelope). Vols. 1 & 2 have small octagonal green labels in the top corner of the fep, 'Andrews Bookseller and Binder, Durham'. Hardback, probably printer's boards. 47x30 cm (elephant folio) Boards covered with very worn paper covers bumps to all corners. Signs of removal of original spine, replaced with modern cloth, sound but amateurishly finished. Page edges dust- stained, internally very clean except for occasional random spotting and a possible water stain to the back cover only of Vol.1. An outstanding County history. A plan for the history which he sketched out in 1804 showed he meant it to appeal mainly to antiquaries.
Durham Surtees, Topography, Local History