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Whitaker (Thomas Dunham)
The History of Leeds, 1816, Leeds & Wakefield, in two thick folio volumes, smart 20th century half calf with spines gilt: Loidis and Elmete, or An Attempt to Illustrate… the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale, pp. 404 plus pp. 88 Appendix [&] Thoresby (Ralph) (Whitaker, Ed.) Ducatus Leodiensis: or, the Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes…second edition, two parts in one, with pp. 159 Musaeum Thoresbyanum [a catalogue] and Index. Both volumes with many uncoloured portraits, plates, illustrations and pedigrees, complete as called for.
Binding with minor rubbing and staining; original e.p.s lacking but Half Titles and Directions to the Binder (at rear) preserved. Some minor offsetting and light marginal foxing, generally a good copy of this rigorous history of the area around Leeds, including lower Wharfedale and Airedale. Ducatus with 1858 folding Plan of Leeds loosely inserted (2).