THE DOMESDAY GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND (VOLS. IV): I. Eastern England; II. Midland England; III. South-East England; IV. Northern England; V. South-West England.

Vols. 1 and 2: Second Editions (1957/1971); Vols. 3-5: First Editions (1962/1967). Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spines, in dustwrappers. Each volume with a frontispiece reproducing a manuscript page from the original 'Domesday Book'. A fine set, the bindings tight and square, the contents clean without inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrappers are near-fine with a little shelf-wear and a few light marks and nicks. There is a 1cm closed, diagonal tear to the lower right corner of the front panel of Vol. 3. Not price-clipped; individually priced to the front flaps. Superb copies.

H. C. Darby's monumental seven-volume reconstruction of the geography of eleventh-century England, based on the 'Domesday Book' of 1086, was issued between 1952 and 1977. This gathering lacks the final two volumes VI. Domesday England; VII. Domesday Gazetteer and consists of the five regional volumes. 'The work Professor Darby has undertaken is not only the most momentous yet attempted in the field of historical geography; it is perhaps one of the most valuable contributions yet made by a geographer to the study of the past.' ('The Geographical Review')

Stock code: 19495


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