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Gorton, John

A topographical dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland, compiled from local information, and the most recent and official authorities … the Irish and Welsh articles by G.N.Wright,

London, Chapman and Hall 1833.

Reference: 11655
Price: £55 [convert currency]

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8vo. 3 text vols only (without the plate volume). xx + 109 + (3) + 45 + (3) + 759 + (1)pp ; (4) + 875 + (1)pp ; (4) + 874 + (2) + 20 + 88pp. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, worn and rubbed, rear hinges of vols 1 and 3 cracking. Jill Allibone’s copy, with her bookplates.

A substantial compilation, put together by John Gorton, previously editor of the General Biographical Dictionary, with some assistance from Rev.George Newenham Wright. An appendix at the end of the third volume provides an “analysis of the Reform and Boundary bills” just passed by Parliament. The present set comprises the text volumes only, without the “fifty-four quarto maps, drawn and engraved by Sidney Hall” called for on the title leaves.