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FAULKNER, Thomas (1777--1855)
[Historical and topographical description of Chelsea. 1829]
An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs; interspersed with biographical anecdotes of illustrious and eminent persons who have resided in Chelsea during the three preceding centuries. By Thomas Faulkner, ... In two volumes. Embellished with numerous engravings of portraits, monuments, and views. Vol. I. (II.)
Chelsea printed for T. Faulkner; Nichols and Son; and Simpkin and Marshall, 1829
2 vols ; 22.8 cm. (8º)
I: xii, 407, [1] p., litho. frontis., [1] fold. engr. map, [17] pl. (2 hand-col.) : wd-engr. illus.
II: [2], 357, [35] p., litho. frontis., [16] pl. : wd-engr. illus.

Only six plates are repeated from the 1810 edition (q.v.). Soane was a subscriber to both editions. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1025.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. II wanting plate facing p. 336 of the monument of Colonel Williamson. Inscribed in ink on front free endpapers 2:2:0 in boards.

Binding Original C19th quarter red paper, brown paper boards with printed labels on spines reading 'Faulkner's Historical And Topographical Description Of Chelsea. - Vol. I. (II.) - £2.2s. Extra Boards.'

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