An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall: To which is added, a complete Heraldry of the same; with Numerous Engravings. In two volumes
Edition: First Edition
Plymouth Dock J. Congdon: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1821. A lovely copy of this First Edition. Two volume work (three volumes bound as two). Complete with all the plates etc. as called for (plus a couple of engravings not called for). Half leather brown fine leather binding, with brown cloth boards. Each volume has a frontis and additional engraved title. There is also a dedication engraving. Vol. 1. has 9 engraved plates and the 25 heraldic engraved plates. Vol. II. has the 37 plates called for plus an additional 2 plates (see notes). There is also a folding plate showing the exports of the Cornish tin mines.
A very nice copy of this work. The binding is fairly recent, and is clean and tidy. There is a touch of fading to the spine. There are also a couple of areas of staining to the spine. Internally, the books are both on the whole clean and tidy. There are a number of pages and plates with light water damage to the top portion, but not too dark. P681/2 there is a small area of loss to the bottom of the page - not affecting text. P683/4 there is an area of loss to the side of the page, with a small area of loss of text to both sides.
The work is complete, but also has two additional plates not mentioned in the binders instructions. (1) The tomb of Sir J. Arundell & monument to W. Achim and (2) and engraving of Tehidy Park.
Collation: [vi], viii, [ii], 1-71, [i], [vi], [ii], 73-592, 1-220. (end vol. I) [iv], 221-370, [ii], 373-962, [xx]. pp