History of Hertfordshire


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[003806] Cussans, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire, Containing an Account of the Descents of the Various Manors; Pedigrees of Families Connected with the County; Antiquities, Local Customs &c. &c.. London and Hertford: Chatto and Windus and Stephen Austin & Sons, 1870. First Edition. Folio. Hardback. Good. Three volumes complete, 1870-1881 – Volume One – [7], viii-xii, [1], 10-216pp; [5], 6-206pp; [3], 6-203pp, [1]; Volume Two – [5], 6-174pp; [4], 7-290pp; [4], 7-334pp and Volume Three – [8], 7-394pp; [5], 8-346pp. Contemporary half morocco and pebble grain cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author and volume to third and hundreds to fourth, remaining panels with central floral spray tool, t.e.g., marbled endpapers

Worn to extremities with some loss to surface leather, corners bumped and rubbed. Split to head of lower joint of volume one, volume two rebacked with some lifting of original back strip, volume three recased with new plain endpapers stuck over the top of the original marbled endpapers. Internally the frontispiece and title of volume one are foxed, titles of other volumes also lightly foxed, with some sporadic light foxing to text, but generally fairly clean

Volume one with a portrait frontispiece, double page map of Hertfordshire and seven tinted plates; volume two with eight tinted plates; and volume three with five tinted and two untinted plates (for a total of twenty-two plates as called for)

A decent working set of one of the standard county histories of Hertfordshire