History of the County of York. Volume I.

By Thomas Allen

Printed: Circa 1835

Publisher: Unkown

Dimensions 15 × 23 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 23 x 3

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Black leather spine with maroon title plates, gitle banding and title on the spine. Brown cloth boards.

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                A very tidy book, worthy of the better collector.

Thomas Allen (1803–1833) was an English topographer. Allen was the son of a map engraver. He died of cholera on 7 July 1833.

The history and antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and parts adjacent (1837)In 1827 Allen published a quarto volume, The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Lambeth and the Archiepiscopal Palace, with illustrations, mainly drawn and etched by himself. He later published:in parts, the History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, and Southwark (1827 and 1828), illustrated by engravings on copper by himself and woodcuts; A New and Complete History of the County of York (1828 to 1831), with engravings after Nathaniel Whittock; History of the Counties of Surrey and Sussex (1829 to 1830), with engravings after Whittock; and he began in 1830 a History of the County of Lincoln, with engravings after his own drawings, which was completed after his death and published in 1834. Allen also published guide-books to London and the Zoological Gardens, contributed some plates and articles to the Gentleman’s Magazine, and projected A Historical and Topographical Atlas of England and Wales, which he did not live to attempt.

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