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The History of Banbury: including copious historical and antiquarian notices of the neighbourhood.

Price: 165.00 GBP

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Author: Beesley, Alfred

Binding: Half Leather

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition No Jacket

Type Book

Edition First Edition

Size 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Publisher Banbury Nichols and Son | printed by William Potts, Parsons St., Banbury 1841

Inventory No. 309112

Hardback. Half red leather, rubbed and scuffed but still presents quite well. The joints are firm. Law Society binding, bookplate on the front pastedown, some circular stamps to pages, and presentation inscription inside. Complete with 26 plates, as required, including 2 folding maps. Plate XIII has been used as a frontispiece and the plate has cracked near the spine, from handling. All of the other plates, including the two maps, have been bound in at the back of the book. The plates all have a pale stain in a narrow margin to the edges; they are otherwise remarkably clean (Beesley plates frequently suffer from heavy foxing and discolouration). Marbled endpapers and page edges. Rather unusually this copy has an original advertisement sheet, for the publication by subscription of the book, bound into the front of the book just before page 1; rarely seen, this is a nice addition. The binding is firm and tight This is a good solid copy of the now very scarce definitive history of Banbury. pp. xvi, 668, [26] plates. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK.

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