Extra-Illustrated with Additional Plates

    Francis Sandford. A Genealogical History of the Kings of England, and Monarchs of Great Britain, &c. From the Conquest, Anno 1066, to the Year 1677. [London] In the Savoy: Thomas Newcomb, 1677.

    First edition. Small folio. [12], 82 pages, 83-94 leaves, 95-578 pages. Many plates, and illustrations in the text, some later hand-colored. Extra-illustrated with over a dozen additional plates and embellishments.

    Early full embossed calf over boards. Blind-stamped designs to boards with depressed large diamond device bordered with gilt tooling. Rebacked, retaining early boards. Gilt lettering on morocco title label to spine. Marbled endpapers. Restoration to title page, as well as a few internal pages. Some dampstaining, mostly affecting the rear half of the text block. Overall, a very good copy.

    Included is a typed letter of provenance from a previous owner, dated 1939. It notes that an earlier owner, renowned eighteenth-century English antiquary George Allan, had been presented with many of the engravings added to this work; indeed, the plates in question have been inscribed on the verso from the esteemed English antiquary and paleographer Thomas Astle to his friend George Allan. A wonderful association item.

    ESTC, R8565.

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