London: John Osborn and Thomas Longman sold also by Robert Gosling, and William Ratten, 1730. Large-paper copy of the second edition. Two volumes, folio (17 x 10 3/4 in.). Titles printed in red & black. Etched frontispiece portrait of Dugdale by Wenceslaus Hollar, 19 engraved double-page or folding plates by Hollar & Beighton (including 12 views), and 5 double-page engraved maps, and approximately 187 etchings by Hollar & others in the text, depicting coats of arms, tombs, costume, seals, etc. 19th-century diced russia, spines gilt; cloth folding cases. Rebacked preserving original spines, front cover of vol. 1 detached, vol. 2 with some pale marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, one leaf in each volume with a few marginal stains. Item #400656
A CRISP, LARGE-PAPER COPY of the most comprehensive county history of this period. Dugdale spent 20 years conducting first-hand research across Warwickshire, often accompanied by the artist W. Sedgwick. Shakespeare's epitaph is recorded, and his monument in Stratford is illustrated. There is also mention of the purchase of a home by the great-great-grandfather of George Washington. Despite the flaws noted, a bright and crisp copy of the preferred, enlarged, edition, on large-paper, and handsomely preserved in two fine clamshell cases.