The History of Kent. In Five parts. Containing I. An exact topography or description of the county. II. The Civil History of Kent.... V. The Natural History of Kent. John HARRIS, c.

The History of Kent. In Five parts. Containing I. An exact topography or description of the county. II. The Civil History of Kent.... V. The Natural History of Kent.

London: Printed and Sold by D. Midwinter, 1719. [Kent Topography/Cartography]. FIRST EDITION. Folio (40 x 29cm), pp.[2]; iv, Dedication; iv, Preface; ii, Ode to Kent; iv, List of Subscribers; 592; xl. Illustrated with 43 fine engravings, of which 39 are double-page and/or fold-out. Includes fine panoramas of Rochester and Tunbridge Wells, the map of Romney Marsh, the map of the Isle of Thanet and a latin version of the same. A county map of Beacons is included, but not the large folding county map. Elegantly bound in a late Georgian or Victorian polished and panelled calf with gilt-edges in the rough, by G.J. Andrews Binder of Bloomsbury. Contemporary ownership of David Polhill, many views exquisitely conserved at the time of rebinding, portrait frontispiece window-mounted at that time, subsequent repair to joint. Shows well. Volume One was all that was published, being issued shortly after Harris' death. A superb collection of views of the great Kentish houses, by Kip and Badeslade. Clearly given attention and expenditure in the nineteenth century, this is a well-preserved example. Item #49242

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