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WOOLNOTH, William (1785--c. 1836)
Ancient castles of England and Wales; engraved by William Woolnoth, from original drawings, with historical descriptions by E.W. Brayley, jun. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: published by Longman, Hurst, and Co.; and W. Woolnoth, 1825.
2 vols ; 29.7 cm. (4°)
I: vi, [92] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [54] pl.
II: [106] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [54] pl.

Edward William Brayley (1802--1870), was not a topographer like his father, Edward Wedlake Brayley, but rather a writer on science. The Soane copy has a printed slip tipped onto the front free-endpaper directing the binder to divide the descriptions and plates equally between the two volumes according to the order given in the 'Contents', or at the subscriber's discretion.

Copy Notes A large paper, uncut copy with proof plates; bought from Priestley & Weale for £9 12s. on 24 May 1826. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.9).

Binding C19th half green straight-grain morocco, dark grey paper boards, printed paper labels reading: 'Ancient Castles of England and Wales. Vol. I. With 48 highly-finished Engravings. By W. Woolnoth. With occasional Plans. Proofs £3.12s.' Volume II the same with the price altered in ink to £3.14.

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