The Victoria History of the Counties of England

The Victoria History of the Counties of England

General Introduction: Supplement 1970–90

Hardback78pp312x215mm

9780197227770     Product Code: 516629

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Sir Laurence Gomme’s original idea for a county history was realized by the publisher Herbert Arthur Doubleday, who not only gained Queen Victoria’s consent that the History should bear her name, but secured a special arrangement with the Public Record Office. The first volume (Hampshire I) appeared in 1900 and new volumes continue to be published, now much improved and updated, but remaining comprehensive, factual, reliable and unbiased reference works, based on original research.

In this Supplement to the General Introduction (1970), the editor of the Victoria History gives an account of its character and progress over the 20 years to 1990, with information on works in progress, lists of contents for the 50 volumes published since 1970, and indexes of the titles of articles and authors. Off-mint.

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