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LOT 3210
LOT 3210
MAPS, ENGLAND & WALES. The Old Series Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales. Lympne Castle: Harry Margary, 1975-1991. 8 vols., first edition, folio (343 x 245mm.) Numerous facsimile maps. (Light browning occasional minor spotting.) Original cloth (extremities lightly scuffed), dust-jackets (some light spotting, minor damp stains). Together with a small group of correspondence from the publisher Harry Margary, including two a.l.s. by Margary on Lympne Castle paper discussing the slow progress of the OS series and the gifting of some charts to Michael Gilkes (170 x 140mm.), and a thank you note from Margary 'Without this support from my regulars, the project would never have been completed. When I started the project in 1974, I had no idea that fulfilment would take 18 years!'. Note: this set was originally planned in ten volumes, however, was eventually published in eight combining two volumes of Northern England and two of Wales. Provenance: The Michael Gilkes Collection.
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