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The work is illustrated with a folding map, a portrait frontispiece and, if this copy was compete (no plate count was given in the catalogue entry), 39 other double-page and three single plates and maps, mostly by Kip or Harris after Badeslade. That reproduced  top right shows Kip's engraved view of 'The Seat of Pendock Price Esq. at Westram'. 

The name of Sir Kenelm Digby seems to be cropping up regularly in these reports. A couple of copies of his  Two Treatises featured in last week's science round-up; the edition of the works of Ben Jonson that he saw through the press after the playwright's death can be found in this week's English literature selection and Sir Kenelm's bookplate is to be found in the 1656 first edition of William Dugdale's  Antiquities of Warwickshire seen  bottom right, which in a  Dominic Winter sale of June 23 sold for £1160.