SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SHARP, Sir Cuthbert.
A History of Harlepool.

Durham: Francis Humble & Company. 1816.
Abbey Scenery 153;
Durham: Francis Humble & Company. 1816.

FIRST EDITION. Folding maps 4 hand coloured prints plus numerous woodcuts and engravings; woodcuts by Bewick & Nicholson. 4to - 220 x 140 mm; 180pp xxvi 13pp. Contemporary blue calf with gilt fillets; to boards; marbled edges and end papers; red morocco title label to spine; inner gilt dentelles; devices in blind to spine; in very good condition, some pages in red rule; cover lightly bumped some offsetting. AUTHOR'S OWN COPY, signed by him at foot of dedication page. Bookplate: 'Ex Libris Keith W. Murray' to front pastedown. MS signature: 'Colin James Higgins, 1st October 1993' to front free endpaper. Vignette title and 19 plates, 4 of which are coloured and 2 pedigrees. Many of the heraldic shields are in colour and their are 5 extra plates inserted. Coloured plates in order: 1. Pedigree of the Family of Clifford (double page). 2. Orders in Councel p.64 3-4. Statutes, orders, and ordinances, made and fully agreed upon for the good... & It'm p.65 5. [Heraldic Arms] Bell p.67 6-7. [Heraldic Arms] Wilkinson & Nicholson p.68 8-9. [Heraldic Arms] Throckmorton & Wright p.69 10. [Heraldic Arms] Marshall p.72 11. [Heraldic Arms] Bellasis p. 73 12. [Heraldic Arms] Tempest p.74 13-14-15. [Heraldic Arms] Calvering & Davidson & Eden p.76 16-17. [Heraldic Arms] Hedworth & Romaine p.77 18. [Heraldic Arms] Bowes p.80 19. [Heraldic Arms] Liddell p.81 20. [Heraldic Arms] Milbanke p.84 21. [Heraldic Arms] p.88 22-23. [Heraldic Arms] Stapleton & Allan p.89 24. Matilda de Clifford. 25. [Heraldic Arms] Blackett p.107 26. Hartlepool Costume. A Fisherman's Wife. 27. Hartlepool Costume. A Fisherman. 28. A Coble.