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London: various, various. Hardcover. Volume 1: For the Year 1758, the seventh edition, London: J. Dodsley, n.d.Volume 2: For the Year 1759, the eighth edition, London:Otridge and Son; R. Faulder, etc.; 1802 Volume 3: For the Year 1760, the ninth edition, London: W. Otridge and Son, R. Faulder, etc. 1811 Volume 4: For the Year 1761, London: W. Otridge and Son, R. Faulder, etc. n.d. Volume 5: For the Year 1762, the fifth edition, London: J. Dodsley, 1787 These are later editions of the first five volumes of Edmond Burke's ambitious publication that ran from 1759-1824, designed as a summary of chief events of each year. It was called "the most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events for over a hundred years" [Sabin]. Most notable in these volumes are the lengthy contemporaneous accounts of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). Each year had standard sections, such as the war events, State papers, Chronicles and Book Reviews. But each year had sections that were relevant to that year but not necessarily others, such as "Remarkable Characters," or "Extraordinary Adventures." The Adventures section in the 1758 volume has an indeed extraordinary first person account of an Englishman imprisoned in the heinous Black Hole of Calcutta. Another highlight is the 1762 volume, which has detailed and fascinating descriptions of the coronation of King George III and of his marriage to Princess then Queen Charlotte, complete with order of procession, attendees and attendants, attire of the King and Queen, banquet menus, and more. The volumes are bound uniformly in brown three quarter leather with brown and black marbled paper boards. Marbled paper edges. The volumes are in very good condition, with some bumping and chipping to some of leather, and scuffing to the marbled paper boards of volumes 4 and 5. Interiors are also in very good condition. Light foxing to pastedowns and free endpapers, creasing to several page edges in volumes 1 and 4. Volume 1: 495 pages + contents list; Volume 2: 494 pages + contents list; Volume 3: 271 + 260 pages + contents list; Volume 4: 304 + 316 pages +contents list; Volume 5: 267 + 259 + contents list. Very Good.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. Hardcover. From "The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages" series. Ex-libris with library book plate to front paste down. Very good in maroon cloth black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes rubbing to boards, bumping to corners and spine ends and some rippling to the cloth on the spine. Light damp stain to front board. Presentation slip tipped in at front. Interior is clean and bright. Index, 186 pages. English Monarchy. ENGMON20/062699. Very Good.
New York: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1952. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with black title to spine. Gold, blue and white illustrated dust jacket with black and white title to spine. Dust jacket has been neatly laminated and top of spine panel has minor fading. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Includes many illustrations. 236 pages. MON/121505. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). Hardcover. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. Very good+ in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Very light browning to front and rear free end pages. Else is pristine with color frontispiece. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor foxing, soiling and edgewear to dust jacket which is in a protective plastic sleeve. Index, 314 pages. ENGMON/011018. Very Good+ / Very Good.
London: J. Dodsley, 1785. Quite scarce. This is a dense and comprehensive listing of the men holding each of the peerages of England, Scotland, and Ireland at the time of publication, along with a history of their lineage. In addition to detailed information about the peers and their families, there are 86 pages showing the coats of arms for each peerage. Supplemented with an index and directory. Bound in later burgundy three quarter leather with red cloth covers and gilt title reading simply "Heraldry" to spine. Signs of handling but nice. Interior pages have occasional foxing, spoting, and offsetting but generally clean and legible. Page edges are untrimmed. Library stamp for Frederick College on title page but no other signs of ex-library. Very good condition. Measures 6 x 10 inches. 428 pages. ENGHIS/030821.
Surrey: Colour Library Books, (1982). Oblong 4to. Near fine in red paper covered boards with white title to front and spine panels. Minor bumping to spine ends and one small closed tear to top edge of front hinge. Interior is clean and bright and filled with full color photographic illustrations. Red illustrated dust jacket with grey title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. 32 pages of text and 95 pages of photos. ENGMON/011518. Near Fine / Near Fine.
London: John Camden Hotten, 1869. Hardcover. Very good in modern green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine. Light wear to edges of boards. Marbled endpages with previous owner's bookplate. The interior is foxed and stained. Antiquated signature of previous owner on title page. A few signatures are loose. The facsimilie manuscript is unpaginated; 21 pages of notes; 32 pages of annotations with index. ENGMON/010813. Very Good.
Paris: Boussod, Valadon & C, 1893. Hardcover. A sumptuous book recounting the life of Mary Stuart, also known as Mary, Queen of Scots. The author John Skelton writes a sympathetic biography of Mary Stuart's life, loves, conspiracies, and ultimate death by the order of Queen Elizabeth I. The book is extensively illustrated with text engravings and full page engravings, each with a tissue guard that gives the name of the illustration. There is a beautiful frontispiece with a color facsimile of a miniature portrait of Mary, now in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor. There is light foxing throughout that does not affect the engraved images. "Donation by Elizabeth Daniel" written in ink on front pastedown. In a beautiful signed binding by Durvant Thivet done in black leather with gilt title and ornaments to spine compartments and Mary Stuart's insignia on front and rear covers. Some wear to binding along spine edges and corners. The book's original paper wrappers are bound in. Very good condition. Measures 10 x 13 inches. 207 pages. SCOT/122820. Very Good.