Title: The Natural History of Oxford-shire, Being an Essay Towards the Natural History of England. […] The Second Edition, with Large Additions and Corrections: To which is prefix'd a Short Account of the Author, &c.
Publication: Oxford: printed by Leon Litchfield, for Charles Brome […] and John Nicholson, 1705.
Description: Folio, pp. [xii], 366, [x] + 17 plates including folded map. Charles Brome's catalogue to final leaf. Occasional spotting but generally bright and clean, map very slightly toned with small tear near attachment. Contemporary tan calf boards, neatly rebacked in a marginally lighter shade, raised bands, green morocco gilt title label, all edges red, upper hinge reinforced, a little ms to f.f.e.p., rear endpapers renewed. A few small scrapes and marks but a very good copy. Armorial bookplates of Powell Snell and Robert Biddulph Phillipps to front paste-down, plus small bookseller's ticket of Myers (?) and Co., New Bond Street and label from St Michael's Monastery, Belmont.
Plot's (1640-1696) History was 'well received and successful. Four issues of the first edition are known and it was posthumously reprinted in a revised and enlarged second edition adorned with a life of Plot by his stepson John Burman in 1705' (ODNB).
Bibliography: ESTC T149631.
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