Notitia Parliamentaria: Or, An History of the Counties, Cities, And..
by Willis, Browne
1715. A Notable Source for Students of Parliamentary History Willis, Browne [1682-1760]. Notitia Parliamentaria: Or, An History of the Counties, Cities, And Boroughs in England and Wales. Shewing What Boroughs were Anciently Parliamentary, But Now Disus'd. What do at this Day Return to Parliament. Their Antiquities, Charters, Privileges, Lords, Churches, Monasteries, Government, Number of Electors, &c. To Which are Subjoin'd, Lists of all the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, (As Far as Can be Collected from Records) From the First Summons to Parliament, to this Time. With an Account of The Roman Towns in Every Shire. What Nobility have been Distinguish'd with Titles from Each Country. The Number of Parishes, Market-Towns, &c. Therein. The whole Extracted from Mss. And Printed Evidences. Attempted in an Alphabetical Order, Beginning with Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cambridge, and Cheshire. London: Printed for Robert Gosling, 1715. [viii], xl, 183,  pp. Includes 1-page publisher catalogue. Volume I of a two-volume, later three-volume, set. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind frames with corner fleurons to boards, gilt spine with raised bands, blind tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and inskpots to boards, chip to head of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn joints just starting at head, front hinge cracked, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, minor worming to rear free endpaper and pastedown. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places. Early annotation to head of front pastedown, later owner signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. $200. * First edition. This notable source for students of Parliamentary registers and political and administrative divisions was published over a 35-year period. Each volume is complete in itself. Volume I covers Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cambridge and Cheshire. Volume II, published in 1716, covers Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Dorset and Durham. Volume III, published in 1750, covers other towns in England and Wales. English Short-Title Catalogue T65476.
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