VG Rare 1735 1st ed folio 2 vol in 1 Lediard NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND 1066-1734
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This listing offers the 1735 first edition of Lediard's Naval History of England in a massive folio volume, this copy being two volumes in one and having the coat-of-arms bookplate of Philip Southcote on the front pastedown endpaper.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN ALL ITS BRANCHES FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST IN THE YEAR 1066 TO THE CONCLUSION OF 1734. Collected from the most Approved Historians, English and Foreign, Athentick Records and Manuscripts, ScarceTracts, Original Journals, &c. With many Facts and Observations, never before made Publick by Thomas Lediard, Gent. Late Secretary to His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary in Lower Germany. In two volumes. printed for John Wilcox, at Vergil's Head, London:1735, first Edition.
Fully collated and complete, folio, two volumes in one. blank, frontis, i-iv title, dedication; A-A2; Preface ten leaves (indicated by asterisks); Summary of Contents 10 leaves (again indicated by asterisks), errata page, Introduction i - xii; text Vol. I 1 - 394pp. Title to Vol.II 395 - 933pp. 1 page of ads. The volume is enhanced by the imprssive frontis, head and tail pieces, and woodcut beginning capitals. The book is bound in full leather, six paneled spine with gilt decorated raised bands, gilt lettered red leather title label, all edges dyed red. __________ CONDITION: Nicely rebacked... read more