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1 Borlase, William. Observations on the antiquities historical and monumental, of the County of Cornwall. Consisting of several essays on the first inhabitants, Druid-superstition, customs, and remains of the most remote antiquity, in Britain, and the British Isles: Exemplify'd and prov'd by monuments now extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands, faithfully drawn on the spot, and engrav'd according to their scales annex'd By William Borlase; With a Summary of the religious, civil, and military state of Cornwall before the Norman Conquest; illustrated by the plans and elevations of several ancient castles, an eastern view of the Monastery and Site of St. Michael's Mount: and a Vocabulary of the Cornu-British language.
Oxford: Printed by W.Jackson, 1754. 
Folio. xvi, 413, [ii]pp. Incomplete; lacks pp. 411-413 and the errata leaf. [a]2-d2, B2-Z2, AA2-ZZ2, AAA2-ZZZ2, AAAA2-ZZZZ2, AAAAA2-MMMMM2, [chi] 2 ([chi] 2 blank). First edition. Contemporary calf, repaired. With 24 leaves of plates. The plates are numbered sequentially, but some are on separate leaves and some are printed onto the letterpress pages as illustrations. One of the separate leaves is a map. From the library of Charles John Dimsdale, with his armorial bookplate. Charles John Dimsdale was 5th Baron of the Russian Empire. A very good copy. 
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