The History and Antiquities of the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, Including an Account of the Coal Trade of That Place and Embellished with Engraved Views of the Publick Buildings Etc.
Publisher: B White & Son and T & L Egerton,
Date of Publication: 1789
Stock Code: 5347
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Quarto. Volume I [xvi], 676, pp & Volume II 723, pp. Engraved portrait frontis of Brand, engraved titles, 33 engraved plates of which 12 are fold-out including multifold engraved plan by Ralph Beilby, illustrations in text; complete with the additional unlisted plate to Volume I. “The woodcuts in the text of Roman Altars, inscriptions etc are all by Thomas Bewick” (Hugo), Two volume matching set in full diced tan calf with 5 raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt Greek key dentelles and border to boards. All edges marbled. Joints slightly worn but holding; minor wear at corners and spine tips and light scuffing to boards. Scattered foxing and some offsetting. Small scuff to rfep Vol I lower edge with minor loss to surface. “The best account perhaps of the rise and progress of the Coal Trade, is that given by Brand in his History of Newcastle”, volume 2 pp.241 - 31, McCulloch, Literature of Political Economy. A handsome set.
The standard history of the Town, unsurpassed arguably even by Welford’s three volume history of 1884.