Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool. Accompanied with Descriptions of the Antique Buildings, Etc. Compiled from Original Evidences, Private Muniments, and Unpublished Collections.
Subscriber's Copy. Published by the Author. MDCCCLVII. [1857.] Liverpool: Printed by Henry Greenwood, Castle Street.
4to (392 x 285mm. 15½ x 11¼"), with brown morrocan board covers with gilt emblem on front and title on ridged spine. Cover slightly scuffed and rubbed; foxing across the pages.
Tinted lithograph title page and 49 lithograph plates, depicting 57 separate scenes (3 double-page). A subscriber's copy of Herdman's larger compliation of drawings and images of Liverpool. The book is organised into the following chapters: The Coast - Ancient Forests - The Mersey; Ancient Population of the Coast; The Castle - Foundation of the Town; Early Formation of the Town - The Town Crosses - Early Public Buildings - The Town Hall; Expansion of the Town during the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth and James I; Liverpool from the Reign of Charles I. to Queen Anne's Succession in 1702; Liverpool from the Accession of Queen Anne to 1705; Liverpool form 1750 to 1800.
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