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BORLASE, William (1695--1772)
Antiquities, historical and monumental, of the county of Cornwall. Consisting of several essays on the first inhabitants, druid-superstition, customs, and remains of the most remote antiquity in Britain, and the British isles, exemplified and proved by monuments now extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands, ... By William Borlase, ... The second edition, revised, with several additions, by the author; to which is added a map of Cornwall, and two new plates.
London: printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: for S. Baker and G. Leigh; T. Payne; and Benjamin White, 1769.
xvi, 464 p., [27] pl. (2 fold.) : [11] engr. illus. ; 35.1 cm. (2°)

First edition 1754. The plates and engraved illustrations are numbered consecutively I--XXXVII. The unsigned, undated, folded map (renumbered pl. II) is a later state of that published as pl. I in the first edition of Borlase's The natural history of Cornwall, 1758 (q.v.). ESTC t139784.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front paste-down, not in Soane's hand, Bought at Bath Mr Tyndales Sale. 1780, with semi-erased price: 5:5:0; and in pencil on the verso of front free-endpaper Antiquities - with the Natural History 2 Vols 4£.14s.6d in the hand of the bookseller Thomas Boone from whom Soane evidently bought it, and whose cipher chx is pencilled on the rear free-endpaper and pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled and gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label. Bound uniformly with a copy of the author's The natural history of Cornwall, 1758 (q.v.).

Reference Number 1732


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