A scarce copy of this handsome (and very heavy!) volume produced to mark the one thousand year anniversary of the granting of civic rights and immunities to this North Yorkshire city by Royal Charter in the 9th century. Includes "Ancient Ripon: an Historical Sketch" by Rev. W. C. Lukis, and "Robin Hood and Ye Curtall Fryer: An Open-Air Play", by Augustin Dawtrey.
Burgundy cloth covered boards, leather spine with 5 raised bands and title label, ornate gilt titles and borders. Slightly scuffed and edgeworn, spine ends ragged and split. Inner hinges split but binding secure. Aeg, marbled eps. Scattered foxing, two neat ink family genograms on one of back feps; otherwise internally unmarked. x, viii, 226, [ii], xxxvi, 3362,  pp. 16 b&w plates plus many smaller illus; text printed in red borders.