Domesday Book Or The Great Survey Of England Of William The Conqueror A.d. Mlxxxvi. Facsimile Of The Part Relating To Kent..
Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with decorative blind stamped borders and rear title and gilt blocks on front board. All edges red. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
Ordnance Survey Office.,
Photo-zincographed by her majesty's command at the ordnance survey office southampton colonel sir h. james, r.e.f.r.s. etc. director.
Folio. 10.75 x 14.5 inches. [iv] + 28 pp. Text in Latin with introduction in English. Title page in red and black. Red running titles, initials and underlinings in text in red.
Illustrated by lithographed title, decorated with vignettes, and by 2 text engravings in introduction.
Facsimile of the Kent section of the Domesday Book, issued by the Ordnance Survey as part of a project to publish the entire Book, 1861-64. The introduction is by Major-General Henry James, Royal Engineers, (1803-77), Superintendent of the Survey, 1854-75. He promoted photo-zincography, a photographic method of producing printing plates, and continued issuing facsimiles of English historical documents.
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