A History of Royston Hertfordshire: With Biographical Notes of Royston Worthies, Portraits, Plans and Illustrations
Elliot Stock, London; Warren Bros, Royston; 1906.
Hardback; 155 x 230 mm; dark blue boards with titles in gold on spine and front cover with the Priory Seal in gold; 264 pages. No dust jacket. Thirty-one illustrations, 9 full-page.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is generally sound but there is a little cracking along gutters between signatures here and there. Page 33/34 is partially loose though still attached. Bumping to the ends of the spine, and a little wear at the corners. A few marks here and there. Page end tanning, and the pages have been irregularly cut. Some foxing internally.
“Owing to its situation, its ancient Cross and Cave, and its association with important events and notable persons in general history, the town of Royston has been written about, and visited by learned societies, for generations, but hitherto has had no separate history. It is not surprising, therefore, that from time to time a desire should have been expressed for a more adequate history of the town than is to be gathered from the various publications in which more or less fragmentary accounts have appeared. Believing that this desire is shared...I have ventured in the following pages to gather up the result of many years’ research, and to tell the story of the town.... I have endeavoured to preserve and to give an adequate setting to the chief features of the local life of the place, its landmarks, its institutions, and its people.”