The Royal Forest of Lancaster
R. Cunliffe Shaw
- Publisher: Guardian Press, Preston, 1956
- First edition
- 550 pages
This scarce publication, illustrated with charts, maps, pull-out maps and sepia photographs, is a study of the development of the royal forest and chases in Lancashire and the adjacent parts of Yorkshire from pre-Conquest times. It involves the consideration of a wide field of discussion, including the political issue of the king’s prerogative in the forests of the realm, the impact of forest law on the people who hunted or needed wood for fuel and building and were subject to the imposition of harsh punishments, the development of husbandry, and so much more.
The dust wrapper is in fair condition, bright, with rubbing, some chips and tears (see photos) and a couple of old cellotape repairs to the reverse side.
The red cloth boards, with gilt lettering to the spine and vignette to the front, ins clean, bright and in very good condition.
The binding is secure and tight.
There is slight shading the top and rear edges of the pages.
The interior is clean, with a slight musty old book odour, and is in very good condition.
the book weighs over 2kg and will be dispatched via Hermes Tracked.
A very nice copy indeed of a scarce title with a rare dust jacket.