Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Domesday Book, Printed in Its Entirety for the First Time

    Domesday Book. [London, 1783]. First complete edition. Two folio volumes, 382 leaves; 450 pages. No title pages, as issued. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, spines stamped in gilt, with brown morocco gilt lettering labels. Bindings heavily worn, joints cracking, later paper labels affixed to spines, a few leaves creased in volume I, several leaves creased in volume II, and last few leaves of volume II dampstained. Bookplates. A good example of this rare book.

    More Information:

    "The Domesday Book is the most ancient record in the [British] kingdom, and the register from which judgment was to be given upon the value, tenure, and services of the lands therein described. It was made in consequence of a survey order by William the Conqueror, and completed in 1086. Hume calls it the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation" (Lowndes and Bohn). The two volumes published in 1783 marked the first time this work had been printed in its entirety. There were no title pages issued at this date. A third volume of indices was published in 1811; and a fourth volume, which included the Boldon Book, the Exon Domesday, etc., came out in 1816. Lowndes and Bohn note that "vols. 1 and 2, 1783, were never reprinted, but titles printed for them in 1816, and again in 1833." ESTC, T97297. William Thomas and Henry George Bohn, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, III, 659.



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 427

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2018 September 30 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240