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SHAW (Rev. Stebbing). The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire... Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families; Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactories; and Illustrated with a Very Full and Correct New Map of the County... Volume II. Part I. [All Published].1798

London: Printed by and for J. Nichols, First edition, 2 vols., folio, large paper copy, xxiv, 125, [1], xxxviii, 434, 38; xxxii, 13, [1], 290, 20pp., with list of subscribers and list of plates, double-page plan, large folding engraved county map, 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the letterpress, 3 folding pedigrees, some occasional spotting and age toning, marbled endpapers, contemporary full diced russia, spines tooled in gilt, boards with a triple-rolled decorative border in gilt and blind, with Mark Masterman Sykes's crest stamped in gilt on both upper and lower board, very neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, gilt edges, an attractive set. Rev. Stebbing Shaw (1762–1802), historian. "The first of Shaw's three projected volumes entitled 'The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire' was published in 1798. It covered part of Offlow hundred (south-east Staffordshire) and the city of Lichfield, with introductory sections on the county as a whole. Volume 2 followed in 1801, covering the rest of Offlow hundred and all of Seisdon hundred (south-west Staffordshire, including Wolverhampton). Shaw had originally intended to include Cuttlestone hundred (the area to the north) but decided to hold it over."—(ODNB). Unfortunately, Shaw died before before the projected third volume was published. Provenance: Mark Masterman Sykes; Armorial bookplate of T. Tornhill; Wood-engraved bookplate of Dudley F. Taylor, Lichfield. Upcott III, pp. 1176-1185.

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