** Rare Signed ** R Cunliffe Shaw The Royal Forests of Lancaster 1st/1st 1956


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Author: R Cunliffe Shaw (Signed Copy)                      Title: The Royal Forest of Lancaster   Publication:  First UK Edition 1st Impressions Published By The Guardian Press Preston Lancashire 1956………………………….(See Pictures) Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Fine Copy of this book red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and with gilt crest to the centre of the front cover.The book comes with it’s dust-jacket graded Very Good+ with a little rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the top right corner of the wrapper.Not clipped to inner flap.Lovely clean bright copy that has been SIGNED and dated by the Author Oct 29th 57 to the front endpaper.Comprehensive work well illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and a further 44 Sepia Plates plus ttere are some twenty nine maps and 4 pedigree charts plus 5 coats of arms.Towards the rear of the volume is 2pp subscriber’s list.Lovely clean tight copy with no foxing and the wrapper well protected in a brodart cover sleeve.This book is real importance to all students of the Royal forests of England as well as to local historians.It is based upon original research into the public records and a wide reading of published sources. The main part of the volume is concerned with the royal forest of Lancaster during later medieval times, and there is an exhaustive and well-documented survey of all aspects of life in the forest during that period. The struggle for reform and the disafforestation which came later on in Lancashire are then described together with the growth and the spread of agriculture which accompanied them.The work begins with an introductory survey of the origins of the forest system in France under the Carolingians and their predecessors, and then goes on to discuss its development in Lancashire.Large and Heavy 4to with extra postage costs incurred,550pp First Edition Signed Copy [1956] UK Postage: £9.50 Sent Royal Mail 24 Tracked 1-2 Working Days Air-Mail Tracked Europe Air-Mail Tracked Rest of World Air-Mail Tracked Zone 3  USA 

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