A Complete History, Political and Personal, of The Boroughs of Great Britain; Together With the Cinque Ports. To which is now added The History of the Original Constitution of Parliaments, From the time of the ancient Britons to the present day. With a state of the representation, and an account of contested elections, &c. &c. A new edition, corrected.

  • Oldfield, T.H.B.
  • London: Printed for B. Crosby and Co. 1805

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Description

3 vols, 8vo, pp. viii (recte vii), [v], [7]-22, [v]-viii (but misfolded), 232, *233-*252, 233-434, [2]; [viii], 484; [iii]-viii, [2], 548. Untrimmed and mostly unopened in original blue paper boards backed in white paper, spines lettered in ink. A little spotting, first few leaves of vol. 3 dampmarked. Somewhat soiled, several joints strained, spines browned and chipped, dampmark to front board of vol. 3.

Notes

A scarce set, dated to 1805 by the BL, one of three holdings listed in COPAC. In original boards bearing some signs of a slightly troubled production: the first volume duplicates a misnumbered introductory section from the third, while the second volume has a title page designating it as from the second edition in 2 volumes from 1794; the other 2 title pages are undated cancels, of 'a new edition, corrected.'

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