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MANNING, Owen (1721--1801)
The history and antiquities of the county of Surrey. Compiled from the best and most authentic historians, valuable records, and manuscripts in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands. With a fac simile copy of Domesday, engraved on thirteen plates. By the late Rev. Owen Manning, S.T.B. ... Continued to the present time by William Bray, of Shire, Esq. ...
London: printed for John White, by John Nichols and Son, 1804. (1809, 1814).
3 vols ; 46.6 cm. (2º)
I: xiv, cviii, [16], 452, *453--*480, 453--668, *669--*670, 669--714 p., fold. engr. map, [2] engr. ports, XIII, [20] pl., [5] fold. letterpress tables : [4] illus.
II: xvi, 860 p., [5] letterpress tables, engr. frontis. port., engr. port., [23] pl. : [3] illus.
III: viii, 702, lxiv, *lxiv--*lxv, lxv--ccxxx, [4] p., [3] fold. letterpress tables, [24] pl. (1 fold.) : [4] illus.

Imprint varies: vol. II is printed for John White and Co.; vol. III for White, Cochrane, and Co. ... by Nichols, Son, and Bentley. Includes a 'Fac simile copy of Domesday' (vol. I: 8 leaves, 13 pl. following the introduction) which has a special title-page reading 'Sudrie Comitatus Descripto; E Libro Censuali Gulielini Conquestoris, Vulgo Vocato Domesday Book, Apographice Desumpta. ... MDCCLXXIII'. The Latin text of the Domesday Book (P.R.O. E31) was first published in full in 1783, using a specially designed record type, under the editorship of Abraham Farley (q.v.). The facsimiles and Latin text face each other. There are lists of subscribers: vol. I, pp. ix--xii at beginning; vol. II, p. ix at beginning; vol. III, p. v at beginning. The manuscripts for the history of Surrey were entrusted after Manning's death to William Bray, who published them, with large additions and a continuation. Volume I has the 4 additional plates called for in the list of plates in volume III. Vol. II has the 6 additional plates called for in the list in volume III. BAL, Early printed books, no. 2033.

Copy Notes Soane subscribed to a large paper copy which was evidently delivered and paid for in installments. Payments of 3 guineas each were made on 5 January 1803 and 19 July 1804; 2 guineas paid on 20 August 1812 when vol. II was delivered. For vol. III 8 guineas was paid to White & Cochrane on 29 March 1815. (Archive 7/4/10; 7/3/13; 16/12/44; 7/6/50; Journal VI). Volume I inscribed in pencil on second front free-endpaper Many of the Plates &c much disfigured/ by damp previous to 1839. G.B. (i.e. George Bailey, the first curator).

Binding C19th full calf, gilt-tooled spines. Joseph Sanders was paid £3 16s. by James Moyes 'for Binding History of Surrey & two Large Books' on 3 April 1817; Soane's payment to Moyes is dated 20 April 1817. (Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends).

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