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Author: [Bury St Edmunds:]

Title: A Concise Description of Bury Saint Edmund's, and its Environs, [...]

Publication: London: Sold by Longman & Co., [...] 1827.

Description: 8vo., pp. iv [6] 367 (i.e. 369) [5] + 27 plates. One marginal ink note (by R.M. H-H, see below), a few small pencil marks, some waterstaining and a touch of foxing to plates (and a few nearby leaves), a little browning and light spotting, still a good copy. Quarter tan cloth with pasteboard boards, edges untrimmed, rebacked with free endpapers renewed, new printed spine label, light wear to sides, a bit of soiling. Armorial bookplate of R.M. Harbord-Hamond and ownership inscription of Thomas Layton F.S.A. (1883) to upper pastedown.

This copy once belonged to the antiquarian and collector Thomas Layton (1819-1911), whose collection is now split between the Museum of London and the Hounslow Library; it had in his lifetime filled his house and some 30 outbuildings. Later it came into the possession of Richard Morden Harbord-Hamond, 10th Baron Suffield (1865-1951), a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, who has added a pen note at the mention of Robert Walpole, Esq., describing how some books of Walpole's wife and father-in-law came into his hands.

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Reference Number: [22742]

Price: £195

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