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POLE, Sir William.
Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon. By SIR WILLIAM POLE, of Colcombe and Shute, Knt.; (who died A. D. 1635;) Now First Printed from the AUTOGRAPH in the Possession of His Lineal Descendant SIR JOHN WILLIAM DE LA POLE, Bart. of Shute, &c. in Devonshire.

pp. xviii, 567, (i) General Lists. Contemporary calf, newly rebacked, heraldic book-plate of SYSTON PARK, subsequent presentation book-label of the Swansea Devonian Society to Swansea Public library, tiny stamp of the Library on the title-page and in the occasional top margin of the text, without the half-title, in other ways a very nice copy.

*Syston Park Hall, built in 1775 to the designs of John Lanwith, for Sir John Thorold. The hall was demolished in 1925. It was the seat of the Thorold baronets, who had relocated from Cranwell Manor. The 9th and 10th baronets both served as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, in 1778 and 1822 respectively. The 10th baronet commissioned architect Lewis Vulliamy in 1822-4 to build a new library which was then richly stocked with rare books and manuscripts, including a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. On his death in 1831 the property passed to his widow Mary Anne, who married Sir Charles Ogle, Bt in 1834. The contents of the house were dispersed in sales held in 1884 and 1923 and the house demolished soon afterwards.

Printed by J. Nichols; And Sold by Messrs. White and Son, and others. London.

Date Published: 1791. 4to.

Stock No. 63111

Price: 450.00