Lot 49: Plot (Robert). The Natural History of Stafford-Shire by Robert Plot. LLD. Keeper of the Ashmolean Musaeum and Professor of Chymistry in the University of Oxford, Printed at the Theater, Oxford 1686, title page with engraved illustration of Pallas Athena in front of the Sheldonian, decorative folding engraved map with closed tears to central fold, thirty-seven engraved plates (includes 26 double-page & folding plates), 4 page list of subscribers present at rear, 'Armes omitted' plate not present, plate of Chartley with closed tear & adhesive stain, plate of Tutbury with closed tear to central fold and plate of Caverawall Castle torn with slight loss to image, some light toning, occasional spotting and few marks, armorial bookplate of Charles Hurt to upper pastedown and 19th/20th century ownership inscriptions to front endpaper, contemporary calf, joints split, some wear, folio. Upcott pp.1172-1174. (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
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