The History and Antiquities of the Hundred of Desborough, Thomas Langley, 1797
The History and Antiquities of the Hundred of Desborough, and Deanery of Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire; Including the Borough Towns of Wycombe and Marlow, and Sixteen Parishes, by Thomas Langley, M.A.
Printed for R. Faulder ER, New Bond Street; and B. and J. White, Fleet-Street, London, 1797. First edition. Printed for Subscribers, with a 4pp list of names included.
Only a fair copy due to its binding - covers are substantially detached, but held to the book via the clear plastic covering which surrounds them. Leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Boards are shelf rubbed, considerably worn with split hinges. The amateur repair is in need of restoration. At the beginning and end of the book there is crude linen strengthening tape.
However the bulk of the text itself is actually very good - remains bright and clean, with occasional spotting, making it a very readable copy. Map has 8cm tear along one fold and is foxed. Marbled edge to text block.
An imperfect copy of an uncommon book and priced to mark its faults.
Text is in English.
xiv + 1pp Contents + fold-out map + 482pp + 1pp Errata.
Dimensions: Approximately 274mm x 218mm x 42mm.
Weight: Approximately 1.78kg.