Topographical Account of the Parish of Scampton, 1810

Topographical Account of the Parish of Scampton, 1810

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ILLINGWORTH, Rev. Cayley. ~  A Topographical Account of the Parish of Scampton in the County of Lincoln, and of the Roman Antiquities Lately Discovered There. Together with the Anecdotes of the Family of Bolle,. 

London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1810. 

Second Edition. 4to (280 by 220 mm). pp. [8], 65, [1], [15] Plates as called for. These include;  Map of part of Lincolnshire (part coloured);  Engraved vignette title page (preceding printed title page) with a view of Parsonage House (Sophie Illingworth del.); Folding hand coloured map (Manor and Parish of Scampton;  Folded hand coloured plate of the Tessellated Pavement', by William Fowler (pub. May 1st, 1800 by Wm Fowler, Winterton);  The Arms of Bolle (end of p65);  Also included are 2 Advertisement pages, one dated, Scampton, 1st January 1810 and the other 1st March 1808, referring to Former Impression). Original paper covered boards with cloth spine (professionally and sympathetically re-backed. Not modern).  Black hand written contemporary lettering  to upper board. Previous owners hand written inscription, Rev S Partridge, Boston 1810 (Vicar of Boston until his death in 1817) , inscribed to front paste-down. Looks to be in a similar hand to the lettering on upper board? Some rubbing and wear to boards and small tear to bottom spine end. Lower part of upper joint just starting to crack, but board sound. Internally, a few small holes (insect damage), to top blank inner margin of all pages. A couple of plates also affected. Light scattered foxing to engraved title page and one engraved plate (plate 13). Light off-setting to two text pages, otherwise clean and bright looking. A good copy 

The original privately printed work in 1808 was not intended for publication. It was produced by Illingworth after the accidental discovery of the Roman Villa (which is described in this 1810 edition), and led him to undertake a general topographical history of the parish founded on original records and other authentic records. Only a few impressions were printed to be distributed amongst his literary friends. Then in 1810 this edition/impression was published with the intention that all profits arising from its sale would go to a charitable fund for the widows and orphans of distressed clergymen in the county of Lincoln. (From advert. pages)

Sir George Bolles or Bolle (died 1621) was from Gosberton in Lincolnshire. He Married Jane Harte, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Harte, Lord Mayor of London in 1589. He thereby acquired the estate of Scampton, Lincolnshire. They had four children and his heir and successor was Sir John Bolles, 1st Baronet, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. Bolle Hall in Swineshead (Ball Hall) seems to been the principal residence till the close of the reign of Edward the 4th, when the family divided. The Bolle family had several times represented the County of Lincoln in Parliament.

(ref. Upcott vol.1 p576/7)

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