Villare Cantianum: Or Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parishes, Burroughs, Villages, and other Respective Mannors Included in the County of Kent; and, the Original and Intermedial Possessors of them, even until these Times, Drawn out of Charters, Escheat-Rolls, Fines, and other Publick Evidences; But especially out of Gentlemens Private Deeds and Muniments. Thomas PHILIPOTT, died 1682.

Villare Cantianum: Or Kent Surveyed and Illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parishes, Burroughs, Villages, and other Respective Mannors Included in the County of Kent; and, the Original and Intermedial Possessors of them, even until these Times, Drawn out of Charters, Escheat-Rolls, Fines, and other Publick Evidences; But especially out of Gentlemens Private Deeds and Muniments.

London: William Godbid, 1659. [Kentish history]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (30 x 20cm), pp.[16]; 401; [1]. In contemporary brown full calf, recently rebacked with the original spine laid on, gilt titles on polished leather square to spine. Armorial bookplate of John Wells Esq. and booksellers ticket of C. Brown, High Street, Maidstone to front pastedown. With large folding map of Kent. Contemporary ownership inscription to front flyleaf, scholarly underlining and comments throughout the textblock in a number of hands. Some spotting and foxing to the textblock, very occasional worm holes. The map shows very well, fragile to the folds with a number of tears along the folds. Binding is sound and nicely aged. A very good copy with numerous interesting notes by various owners over the years, scarce to be found complete with the map. Item #49289

Price: £4,750.00

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