The English Topographer: or, an historical account, (as far as can be Collected from Printed Books and Manuscripts) of all the pieces that have been written relating to the antiquities, natural history, or topographical description of any part of England. Alphabetically digested, and illustrated with the draughts of several very curious old seals, exactly engraven from their respective originals. By an impartial hand. Printed for T. Jauncy at the Angel without Temple-Bar. 1720
, xliv, 275, pp index, several engraved text illustrations, one pasted in. 8vo. Some foxing & light browning. Full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border, gilt decorated spine, morocco label; spine rather rubbed, label chipped, upper joint cracked but firm, sl. insect damage to boards. A good-plus copy.
¶ESTC T146414. First, and sole 18th century edition. Richard Rawlinson FRS, 1690 – 1755, was an English clergyman and antiquarian collector of books and manuscripts, which he bequeathed to the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The Topographer is largely a catalogue of his own topographical materials.