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Poly-Olbion. or A chorographicall description of tracts, riuers, mountaines, forests, and other parts of this renowned isle of Great Britaine, with intermixture of the most remarquable stories, antiquities, wonders, rarityes, pleasures, and commodities of the same: digeste in a poem by Michael Drayton, Esq. With a table added, for direction to those occurrences of story and antiquitie, whereunto the course of the volume easily leades not.

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    SR - OS - 95.2/

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    [18], 303, [9] p., [18] folded plates : maps, port. (metal cut) ; 2°.

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    Image Courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company

General note: Edited by John Selden. Partly in verse. With an additional title page, engraved, signed: Ingraue[n] by W Hole. Printer's name from STC. The first leaf bears verses "Vpon the frontispice". A second part was published in 1622. A reissue of the [1612] edition, with added letterpress title page and index. In this issue the plates have page numbers and the portrait of Henry Frederick has his name. Variant: letterpress title page lacks "Esq.", and with either a comma or a period after "Drayton". Signatures: pi² ²pi1 ³pi² A4 B-2C6 2D² [fleuron]4. [pi]1-2 (addnl. engr. tp.); all maps detached and damaged, reattached and repaired; brown staining throughout, slightly affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 7227 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1975. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640: 1377:14). Ownership and custodial history: Book label of Theophilus Jones, Brecon UK-SuSCL Binding Information: C18th full tree-calf with gold-tooled borders and stamping and decoration to foredges of boards UK-SuSCL