London: James Woodman, 1722. Hardcover. One of 250 copies printed for subscribers. There is preface that includes "A Dissertation, wherein some Passages of these Memoirs are illustrated. With a Digression containing serveral curious Observations concerning the Antiquities of Ireland. Bound in contemporary brown leather with scuffing, small tears, and bumping. With gilt titling and ornaments to spine. The front cover is detached although holding slightly to a torn piece from the title page. Pages are aged, and there is offsetting from the text of one page onto another. This does not affect legibility of text. Small ownership signature to title page. Still a nice copy of this scarce 18th century title. Octavo. 259 pages. ENGHIST/040122. Very Good -.
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London: Richard Bentley, 1847. Hardcover. First edition. An interesting and amiable "antiquarian ramble" about London by John Heneage Jesse (1809-1874), a noted English historian. Chapters are organized by areas of London and landmarks such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled boards, page edges, and endpapers. Gilt ornaments and title labels to spines. Wear, rubbing, and bumping to leather, and a few small marks to marbled boards. Interior pages are clean. With two foldout maps(one in rear pocket) and three plates in Volume I, and three foldout maps and two plates in Volume II. Very good condition. Octavos. Volume I: 448 pages; Volume II: 456 pages. ENGHIST/032322. Very Good.
Philadelphia: M. Fithian, . Hardcover. First American edition from the second London Edition. In his preface the author writes that he believes that the subject of this book is one that is in itself highly curious and interesting. He states: "The Anglo-Saxons were originally hordes of ferocious pirates. By religion they were reclaimed from savage life, and raised to a degree of civilization, which, at one period, excited the wonder of the other nations of Europe." Bound in full brown leather with red spine label with gilt titling. Binding is rather worn and stained, with bumping to corners and light rubbing. Evidence of a removed label from bottom of spine. Hinges are cracked but text block is tight. Pastedowns and free endpapers are spotted and browned. The front pastedown and free endpaper have llibrary labels and ownership signatures and there is a library tamp on the title page. Text pages are quite legible with scattered foxing throughout. The fragile frontispiece amp of Anglo-Saxon Britain is browned and creased but still very good. There is one engraved plate. An about very good copy of this interesting history. Measures 6.75 x 9 inches. 324 pages. RELIGION/120921. Very Good.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1805. Hardcover. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a well-known English religious writer, poet, and playwright. She wrote this interesting work to offer her views on the education of the young Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817), the only child of the George IV and heir to the British throne. Her untimely death following the birth of her stillborn son ultimately paved the way for Victoria to become queen in 1837. Bound in contemporary leather with gilt rulings and gilt ornament and title label to spine. Leather is chipped, abraded, and bumped. Gilt is worn and faded. Some foxing to pastedowns and free front endpapers. Interior pages are in very good condition with light browning to text. Ownership signature dated 1844 to front pastedowns. Small octavo volumes. Volume I: 330 pages plus 6 pages of ads; Volume II: 403 pages. ENGHIST/031622. Very Good.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1874. Hardcover. Sold as is. Somewhat uncommon. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Chipping and wear to head of spine and cloth along along front hinge. Wear to corners. Several large splits to textblock with some pages coming disbound. Ex-library from the Redemptorist Library, New Orleans with stamp to title page. Many pages remain unopened. Browning to margins of some pages. Pages are very brittle and some corners have chipped off. Text on a few pages is affected. A good reading copy of this uncommon book. 484 pages. ENG/102021. Good.