London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; J. Greig; P. Youngman, 1818-1819. Hardcover. Two volumes; 16mo; pp; I; iv, (ii), 224; II; (vi), 198, [ii] index, corrections; illustrated a double page map of the county, a folding plan of the town an engraved title in each volume and fifty-nine engraved views in volume one and thirty-eight engraved views in volume two; the many engravings are clean and bright and many are from John Sell Cotman drawings; bound in full decorated, embossed green morocco with marbled endpapers and edges, red spine labels lettered in gilt; Images chosen to illustrate this piece are the boards showing the leather and the paste-down with bookseller's tag;. Internally the books are clean and complete with all engravings and the maps and tight book blocks; the bindings are distressed, boards are present but detached, spines are chipped with loss;. Item #18367
In each volume is an 19th century bookseller's tag affixed to the bottom edge inside the upper board from "H. Sotheran & Co. Booksellers, 140, Strand, London". There is an inscription on a preliminary leaf stating the following; "Given to me in September 1919 at Hemstead Hall by Mrs. Barker, as a memorial of her Father and my friend, Sir R. H. Ingles Palgrave who died in January of that year in his 92' year. T. G. Bonney". Thomas George Bonney FRS (27 July 1833 – 10 December 1923) was an English geologist, president of the Geological Society of London. Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave, FRS, FSS (11 June 1827 – 25 January 1919) was a British economist.In 1877 he became financial editor of The Economist and became editor-in-chief on the death of Walter Bagehot the same year, a position he held until 1883. He produced the three volume Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy (1894, 1896 and 1899) and also edited the collected historical works of his father, Sir Francis Palgrave. He also edited The Banking Almanac until his death, and for a time was editor of The Bankers’ Magazine.