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Size 43cm x 31cm. Various Bindings. The two facsimile volumes bound in 1/4 vellum over 15th Century oak boards, slipcased, exceptionally handsome The marvelous facsimile of William the Conquerer's unprecedented survey of his realm, providing an unparalleled view of medieval England, including its courts and nascent legal system In very good near fine condition. One Slip case has some minor marks to ends of spine, & one volume of Translation has very light scratch down spine. Inside very clean & tight crisp. 8 volumes. With b/w illustrations, facsimile pages and coloured maps. Alecto Historical Editions, London, were commissioned to produce this magnificent limited edition facsimile of Britain's most valuable book, The Domesday Book. The Penny Edition was made with 250 copies of which only 75 were available for private purchase. This copy is Number 86. It consists of a total of 8 volumes plus the original Prospectus containing all the details of the production of this unique document plus a copy of the Programme for the Visit of Her Majesty The Queen to The Domesday Exhibition on 29 May 1986 and an 11 cm by 9 cm picture of the Queen taken at the Exhibition. Two volumes in Latin bound by hand between oak boards believed to have been growing in the 11th century, taken from the floor of Tattingstone Hall built around 1500. The boards were bound in Alum Goatskin Leather. Set in the boards of one volume are two pennies, a silver penny minted around 1086 and a1986 Queen Elizabeth II penny. These are housed in two cases, quarter bound in brown leather and Irish Linen. Each volume measures 395 x 285 x 80-85 mm. There are two matching volumes of translations into English, quarter bound in brown leather and Irish Linen and with top edges gilt. There is a Title Volume signed by Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lord High Chancellor and G. H. Martin Keeper of the Public Records. This also includes information about the history of the Great Domesday Book and the nature of England in 1086. This is quarter bound in brown leather and Irish Linen. There is a Study Volume bound in white and brown Irish Linen with more detailed scholarship on the Great Domesday Book. There is a Case quarter bound in brown leather and Irish Linen containing 3 miles to 1 inch maps of each English County, 28 maps covering 33 counties, with Latin and English names of each place referred to in the Great Domesday Book overlaid onto a background of a light grey modern Ordnance Survey map, allowing easy identification of places in comparison to modern settlement patterns. There is a Case quarter bound in brown leather and Irish Linen containing an Index for each County, cataloguing and referencing both places and people whose names appear in the Great Domesday Book as well as the gazetteer. The Prospectus includes full details of the Specification of the Publication. The Programme of the Queen's Visit to the Exhibition has full details of the day. The black and white photograph shows the Queen inspecting a copy of the Great Domesday Book, which had been presented to her. This amazing historical document is a treasure trove of information on families and places in England 930 years ago. Only 75 copies were made available in England for private individuals, the rest having gone to universities, museums and rare book collections at home and abroad. This is a rare opportunity to own a superb set of this amazing and important publication. The original cost was £5,750.
Title: Great Domesday Book. Penny Edition Six Volumes [Complete]. Facsimiles In Two Volumes. Translations In Two Volumes. Maps And Indices In One Volume Each. Limited edition ONLY 250 Copies This is Number 86
Publisher: Editions Alecto (Domesday) Ltd. 1986-92:
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Seller ID: 83875
Keywords: HISTORY DOMESDAY BOOK, Devonshire, Three volumes, Introduction, Translation, Folios, Maps, Domesday Book Studies, Limited edition, slip case, Northamptonshire & Rutland