The History of Dover Castle, by the Revd. Wm. Darell Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth. Illustrated with 10 Views, and a Plan of the Castle.

  • Darell, William
  • London: Printed for S. Hooper 1786


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FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. [ii], 68 + engraved title-page, frontispiece, and 7 plates and 1 folding plan, one further engraved vignette within the text. Original boards, front board lettered in ink. A little dampstaining to fore-edge of plates, some light spotting elsewhere. Rebacked with pale cloth and rear board renewed, new rear endpapers, old board stained and worn at edges, corner of front flyleaf reattached with clear tape. Four leaves of historical notes (‘extracts from Ireland’s History of Kent’) tipped in between pages 52 and 53.


The first publication of this extract from the antiquary William Darrell's 'Castra in campo cantiano', a treatise on Kentish castles left in manuscript at the author's death in or around 1580. Translated into English by Alexander Campbell and with illustrations supplied after drawings made in 1760, it was reprinted in 1797 and again early in the 19th century.

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