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Bristol, The City Charters, Containing the Original Institution of. Bristol, England.
Bristol, The City Charters, Containing the Original Institution of...
Bristol, The City Charters, Containing the Original Institution of...

Bristol, The City Charters, Containing the Original Institution of...

The City Charters and Geographical Boundaries of Bristol, England [Bristol (England)]. Bristol. The City Charters. Containing the Original Institution of Mayors, Recorders, Sheriffs, Town-Clerks, And All Other Officers Whatsoever. As also of a Common-Council, And the Ancient Laws and Customs of the City. Diligently Compar'd with, And Corrected According to the Latin Originals. To which are Added, The Bounds of the City, By Land, With the Exact Distances from Stone to Stone, All Round the City. Bristol: Sold by Felix Farley, 1736. 297, [15] pp. A few errors in pagination, text complete. Copperplate frontispiece. Final advertisement leaf. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, joints and head of spine reinforced, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor scratches, stains and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, small chip to lettering piece, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $500. * Only edition. Includes details on the recently completed 1736 survey indicated by the exact location of some 74 boundary stones on the Gloucestershire side and of 29 on the Somersetshire side. One example: "Stone 1. On the bank of the River of Avon, near a limekiln, on the East, and a sluice on the West, call'd Woodwell's-Lake, standeth the first stone." This is indeed the only edition; a copy at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, with a suggested date of "1735?" must surely be a mistake. OCLC locates 12 copies in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T143949.

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