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...<b> Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction. </b><br>, Anderson, Christopher
1 Anderson, Christopher ... Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1830.
 Second Edition Enlarged.
 Hardcover.
 7.5 inches tall; 358 pages with one page publisher's advertisement.
 
Early document important regarding the origins of the Irish Language.

Beginning with a sketch of the literary history of the Irish with notices of the eminent men whom that country produced from the seventh century downwards.

Additionally, an account of the schools of learning of early and modern date which have been instituted for the Irish and of the various attempts to employ the Irish tongue as a branch and medium of education. [from The Eclectic Review, Volume 30. Taylor. 1828]

Professionally Rebound in mustard colored cloth, spine titles in black. Bindery sticker on rear paste-down. Former library marks on title page, no other evidence of previous ownership. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
 
Price: 75.00 USD

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…<b>The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office. </b><br>, Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John
2 Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office.

London: Richard Bentley, 1853.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; vi,[1],428p. 22cm.
 
Biographical sketches of the authors and their chief works: Ben Johnson; Sir William Davenant; John Dryden; Thomas Shadwell; Nahum Tate; Nicholas Rowe; Rev. Laurence Eusden; Colley Cibber; William Whitehead; Rev. Thomas Warton; Henry James Pye; Robert Southey; and William Wordsworth.

Publisher’s green cloth blind-stamped border design with gilt emblem in center. Spine with five blind-stamped decorative designs and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square with rear hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on top corners of half-title page.

REF: OCLC: 752444554; Bodl: 019693089.

 
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...<b>Our Great Men: Or the Leaders of the Nation.</b><br>, Buttolph, C. E.
3 Buttolph, C. E. ...Our Great Men: Or the Leaders of the Nation.

New York: The Loomis National Library Association 1889.
 Hardcover.
 113 sketches with 17 illustrations.
 8vo; 704 pages. 9 inches tall.
 
Biographical sketches of USA national leaders with extracts from their best speeches, a primary history source.

Wine-red cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and designs in black.

Bindings tight and square, Text clean, heavily toned. Moderate wear with damp stain to rear board with biopredation affecting only rear endpage.
 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq. with several of his most intimate friends. Now first published from the originals in the possession of his kinsman, John Johnson </b><br>, Cowper, William [Johnson, John]
4 Cowper, William [Johnson, John] ...Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq. with several of his most intimate friends. Now first published from the originals in the possession of his kinsman, John Johnson

London: Printed for Henry Colburn. new Burlington Street. and Simpkin and Marshall. Stationers' Hall Court , 1884.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Half Leather.
 [Complete in 2 volumes]
 2 engraved plates (frontispiece in each volume-portraits).
 
William Cowper (1731 – 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.

Half bound in contemporary aniline calf over marbled boards, four raised bands. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even age-toning, more pronounced in preliminaries. Rubs on corners and tips. Spine label lacking on Volume 2.
 
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...<b> The History of the County of Dublin </b><br>, D'alton. John
5 D'alton. John ... The History of the County of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland: Hodges and Smith, 1838.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 4to; viii, 943 pages. 22cm; 10.75 inches tall. Includes index.
 
D’Alton was an Irish historian, genealogist, and biographer made valuable contributions to the study of Irish history and archaeology. He was for many years a contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine. Most of his life was passed in Dublin.

D'Alton achieved fame during his lifetime as the writer of histories of Drogheda, Boyle, and the County Dublin, and as “the result of upwards of thirty years' devoted application of study, time, and income” accumulated a great collection of material bearing on the topography, genealogies, and general history of Ireland.

Textblock bright tight and clean. A few ownership markings on title page. boards have been reattached with a cloth spine and part of original leather attached. However textblock is now upside down.

REF: OCLC: 643738422; LCon: 04005073; Univ. of Chicago.
 
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...<b> The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington </b><br>, Gleig, G. R. [George Robert]
6 Gleig, G. R. [George Robert] ... The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roderts, and Green, 1864.
 The People's Edition. Hardcover.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some rub to edges and top spine band.. Gift inscription in period cursive on first blank page.

Frontispiece portrait. 496 pages, 7.5 inches tall.

Red polished leather with 5 raised spine bands and intricate gilt design.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b> Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough </b><br>, Gough, John B.
7 Gough, John B. ... Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough

Springfield, Mass: Bill, Nichols & Company, 1869.
 First Edition, thus.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with 8 plates by George Cruikshank and Others; Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.
 
After nearly killing himself with drink, Gough became a much in demand speaker on the subject of Temperance. Gough delivered some 9,600 lectures to more than nine million people in America, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland.

At his death in 1886, the New York Times wrote that he "was probably better known in this country and in Great Britain than any other public speaker."

Bindings tight and square. Text clean and bright. Moderate handling wear. Brown blind-stamped cloth, beveled boards with gilt titles. Small bookplate on front paste-down and a number written on verso of title page. 522 pages with publisher's advertisements.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b> Historical Characters of The Reign of Queen Anne </b><br>, Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W.
8 Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. ... Historical Characters of The Reign of Queen Anne

New York: The Century Company, 1894.
 Hardcover.
 10.75 inches tall. 207 pages.
 Illustrated with 33 plates including a tissue-guarded frontispiece. 
Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural". This work is biographical and historical.

Includes chapters on Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison as well as Queen Anne.

Red cloth covered boards with intricate stamped gilt designs on front, rear and spine. The spine has mild sun-fading. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
 
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...<B>The History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest. With an Appendix, on the Geology, Botany, and Ornithology of the District. The Geology by J. B. Jukes. The Botony by the Rev. Andrew Bloxham, and Churchill Babington and the Ornithology by Churchill Babington </b><br>, Potter, Thomas Rossel
9 Potter, Thomas Rossel ...The History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest. With an Appendix, on the Geology, Botany, and Ornithology of the District. The Geology by J. B. Jukes. The Botony by the Rev. Andrew Bloxham, and Churchill Babington and the Ornithology by Churchill Babington

London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1842.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 lithographic work by Fannie Palmer.
 
Thomas Rossell Potter was a British antiquary. He started a school in Leicestershire, but he is known for his publications about the history and geology of Leicestershire. He was the editor of a number of local newspapers. Possibly earliest lithographic work by Fannie Palmer. Charnwood Forest was located in Palmer's area in Leicestershire in England (Frances Flora Palmer, of Currier and Ives fame).

Bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with sunning to the spine and a small stain to the fore edge of the rear cover.

The volume has chocolate brown endpapers. The armorial bookplate of Henry Sherbrooke appears on the front pastedown, with the antique sticker of Nottingham bookbinder H. Allen in the upper inside corner of the same.

The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Heavier foxing is visible on the plates and/or tissue guards.

This work has a number of textual illustrations. The map of Charnwood Forest with color outlining is well preserved. Frontis and 20 plates including a colored map. Also vignette to title page, illustration to dedication page and 10 illustrations within the text.

Ref: Holloway 100.
 
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...<b> History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez. </b><br>, Prescott, William H.
10 Prescott, William H. ... History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1882.
 New and Revised Edition, with the Author's Latest Corrections and Additions.
 Thin Leather Hardcover.
 3 Volumes, complete. edited by John Foster Kirk.
 Each volume with a tissue-guarded Frontispiece.
 
William Hickling Prescott was an American historian, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

Polished leather with gilt spine titles; all edges gilt; each with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, spine light sun-fading.

Some wear to edges of leather. Volume 3 has a bit more wear with a hinge starting and minor split of board at spine. Each now in a protective custom Mylar sleeve.
 
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...<b> History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI; Till His Accession to the Crown of England; With a Review of the Scottish History Previous to That Period and an Appendix Containing Original Letters And Bound with Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge Which the Ancients Has of India and the Progress of Trade with That Country. </b><br>, Robertson, William, D.D.
11 Robertson, William, D.D. ... History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI; Till His Accession to the Crown of England; With a Review of the Scottish History Previous to That Period and an Appendix Containing Original Letters And Bound with Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge Which the Ancients Has of India and the Progress of Trade with That Country.

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1831.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with copperplate frontispieces and two folded maps.
 
History of Scotland: 460 page with Several appendixes and Index.

India: 146 pages with Index and 2 pages of publisher’s Adverts.

Two fold-out maps appear as frontispieces of the India text. Both are bright clean without tear or wear. measuring 20.5 by 13,5 inches and 21,5 by 14.5 inches.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning occasional spotting. Moderate handling wear. Full leather binding, three raised bands. Spine titles in gilt on red and black with Copperplate Engravings which are duel tissue guarded frontispieces of May Queen of Scots.

This History is taken from the third part of his Works and is complete in itself. The binding calls this volume 3 but this is not so indicated on the title page[s] which do indicate that they are complete. 9 inches tall.

 
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...<b>The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century   </b><br>, Robertson, William, D.D.
12 Robertson, William, D.D. ...The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1833 Hardcover.
 
This History is taken from the second part of his Works and is complete in itself. The binding calls this volume 2 but this is not so indicated on the title page which does indicate that this is complete.

Charles V (1500 – 1558) was ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning occasional spotting. Moderate handling wear. Full leather binding, three raised bands. Spine titles in gilt on red and black with Copperplate Engravings.

The copper plates engravings consist of a double tissue-guarded set of frontispieces. 9 inches tall. 643 pages. Beginning with page 213 are a set of questions for the student.

 
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...<b> Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East </b><br>, Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Wraxall, Lascelles; Shirley Brooks; [A. W. Kinglake]
13 Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Wraxall, Lascelles; Shirley Brooks; [A. W. Kinglake] ... Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854.
 No Edition indicated, all first published in 1853. Half-leather Hardcover. 
Three works bound in one volume.

"Eothen" is a travel book about the Middle East and Holy Land, the other two cover the mountainous and Moslem areas of southern Russia. "Eothen" is attributed to Kinglake although his name is not present. All three books are somewhat scarce.

Half olive calf, marbled boards. No edition indicated. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 144, 147 and 256 pages respectively. Hardback 16 mo (about 7 inches tall)

Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus. From the German of Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Translated By Lascelles Wraxall. 1854. ----- Imam Shamil was an Avar political and religious leader of the Muslim tribes of the Northern Caucasus. He was a leader of anti-Russian resistance in the Caucasian War and was the third Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (1840–1859). ------Includes description of the land, culture and history.

The Russians of the South, Shirley Brooks, 1854. -------- Charles William Shirley Brooks was a journalist and novelist. Born in London, he began his career in a solicitor's office. Shortly afterwards he took to writing, and contributed to various periodicals. In 1851 he joined the staff of Punch. ------- A lively narrative of the people, conditions and circumstance of Southern Russia in the mid-19th century.

“Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East” is a travel book about the Middle East and Holy Land, the other two cover the mountainous and Moslem areas of southern Russia. "Eothen" is attributed to Kinglake although his name is not present. ------- "Eothen" is denominated a new edition but all are dated 1854 on title pages. The binding is contemporary with 1854. ------ Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian. His first literary venture was Eothen; or Traces of travel brought home from the East a very popular work of Eastern travel, apparently first published anonymously, in which he described a journey he made about ten years earlier in Syria, Palestine and Egypt, Elliot Warburton said it evoked "the East itself in vital actual reality" and it was instantly successful.
 
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...<b>  History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. [Three Volumes complete.]</b><br>, [16th Century - Spain] Prescott, William H.
14 [16th Century - Spain] Prescott, William H. ... History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. [Three Volumes complete.]

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1881 Leather.
 
New and Revised Edition, with the Author's Latest Corrections and Additions., edited by John Foster Kirk.

Polished leather with gilt spine titles; all edges gilt; each with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, spine light sun-fading. Volume 3 has an ink tide mark on lower edge that does not affect text.

[Published in a series of 14 volumes with no reference to each other.]

Philip II of Spain called "the Prudent" (el Prudente), was King of Spain (1556–98), King of Portugal (1581–98, as Philip I, Filipe I), King of Naples and Sicily (both from 1554), and jure uxoris King of England and Ireland (during his marriage to Queen Mary I from 1554–58). He was also Duke of Milan. From 1555, he was lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands.

Known in Spain as "Felipe el Prudente" ('"Philip the Prudent'"), his empire included territories on every continent then known to Europeans, including his namesake the Philippine Islands. During his reign, Spain reached the height of its influence and power. This is sometimes called the Golden Age. The expression, "the empire on which the sun never sets," was coined during Philip's time to reflect the extent of his dominion.

During Philip's reign there were separate state bankruptcies in 1557, 1560, 1569, 1575, and 1596. This was partly the cause of the declaration of independence which created the Dutch Republic in 1581. A devout Catholic, Philip is also known for organizing a naval expedition against Protestant England in 1588, the Spanish Armada, which was unsuccessful, mostly due to storms and serious logistical problems.
 
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...<b>History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century.  </b><br>, [16th Century Spain] M'Crie, Thomas
15 [16th Century Spain] M'Crie, Thomas ...History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century.

Edinburgh & London William Blackwood & T. Cadell. 1829.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 424 pages with index. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall.
 (2) Title -viii <1>424 (2)
 
The work features the history of the Protestant Reformation in Spain and is the sequel to a similar work written about the Reformation in Italy.

Spain had a different political and cultural milieu from its Western and Central European neighbors in several aspects during the early 16th century, and these unique aspects affected the mentality and the reaction of the nation towards the Protestant Reformation... As early as 1521, the Pope had written a letter to the Spanish monarchy warning against allowing the unrest in Northern Europe to be repeated in Spain. (wiki)

Thomas M'Crie (November 1772 Ð 5 August 1835) was a Scottish historian, writer, and preacher born in the town of Duns in November 1772. (wiki)

Bound in later half-leather with black and red spine labels and gray paper covered boards. Attractive spine with four raised bands, Titles in stamped gilt in black and red boxes, head and tail decorated. Textblock lightly publisher toned and spotted.

Minimal handling. Bindings are tight. The interior pages are bright with light occasional age toning/markings to the margins of the primary and title pages. [Lowndes. 1184]
 
Price: 200.00 USD

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...<b> Voyages and Travels of Her Majesty, Caroline, Queen of Great Britain: </b>Including Visits to Various Parts of Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Palestine, and Comprising the Latest Description of Those Interesting Countries: With Remarks on the State of Society, Religion, Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Arts, Literature, Natural Curiosities, Particularly Such as Have Become the Present Seat of War.    <br>, [18th Century English Monarchy; Regency Period] <br>One of Her Majesty's Suite [Adolphus, John]
16 [18th Century English Monarchy; Regency Period]
One of Her Majesty's Suite [Adolphus, John]
 ... Voyages and Travels of Her Majesty, Caroline, Queen of Great Britain: Including Visits to Various Parts of Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Palestine, and Comprising the Latest Description of Those Interesting Countries: With Remarks on the State of Society, Religion, Manners, Customs, Antiquities, Arts, Literature, Natural Curiosities, Particularly Such as Have Become the Present Seat of War.

London: Jones & CO., 1821.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Half-Leather Hardcover.
 xii, 755 pp.
 8.25 inches tall.
 Engraved frontispiece and 8 plates; folding map.(All Present)
 
Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1768 – 1821), best known as Caroline of Brunswick, was Queen of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George IV from 29 January 1820 until her death in 1821. She was the Princess of Wales from 1795 to 1820. Though her marriage was strained from the beginning as George IV attempted several times to divorce her.

Half leather to linen boards; four spine bands with stamped titles and decorations; brown morocco labels, top edge gilt. Rebound possible late 19th century. Armorial bookplate of Violet Caroline Townley-Parker. Small bookseller label on front paste-down.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning occasional foxing. Moderate handling wear.
 
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...<b> Life and Times of Henry Cooke, D.D., L.L.D. </b><br>, [19th Century Irish Leader] Porter, Professor J. L.
17 [19th Century Irish Leader] Porter, Professor J. L. ... Life and Times of Henry Cooke, D.D., L.L.D.

Belfast: Willam Mullan, 1875.
 Peoples Edition with Portrait and 0ne Plate.
 Hardcover.
 465 pages. 7.25 inches.
 
Henry Cooke (1788–1868) was an Irish Presbyterian leader of the early and mid-nineteenth century. From his mother he derived his force of character, his remarkable memory, and his powers of sarcasm. A vivid impression, retained through life, of the events of 1798—the Irish Rebellion—influenced his political principles.

Cooke's habits of work would have been impossible without the aid of an iron constitution: he rose at four, needed little sleep, and traveled, spoke, and wrote with incessant energy. In public a dangerous and unsparing (some said an unscrupulous) foe, his private disposition was that of warm-hearted kindness.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, light wear to corners. Some foxing on the preliminaries.
 
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...<b> In Darkest England and the Way Out </b><br>, [19th Century Social Justice] [Salvation Army] <br>Booth, General [William]
18 [19th Century Social Justice] [Salvation Army]
Booth, General [William]
 ... In Darkest England and the Way Out

London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army, 1890.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 .[xvi], (9)-285, [1], xxxi, [1], +[6 ad] pp.
 Folding chromolithograph frontispiece.
 
"William Booth started life as a pawnbroker's assistant in Nottingham. After coming to London in 1849 he became an itinerant revivalist preacher... In 1878 he founded almost by accident the Salvation Army. His passionate preoccupation with the submerged tenth was not confined to their spiritual welfare; he was determined to relieve their physical misery as well.

In 1890, the same year that Stanley published In Darkest Africa, Booth published In Darkest England. In this book, he analyzed the causes of pauperism and vice of the period, and proposed a remedy by ten expedients.

These included land settlement, emigration, rescue work among prostitutes and at the prison-gate, the poor man's bank, and the poor man's lawyer. Money was liberally subscribed and a large part of the scheme was carried through." [PMM, 373]

"Presented to Charles Frederick Cartwright by Major Hillary for Self Denial Effort, March 21st, 98."

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some rubs to the edges and corners.
 
Price: 275.00 USD

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…<b>The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend - 1887-1891, <BR>  5 Volume Set [Complete]</b>, [England] Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Contributors
19 [England] Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Contributors The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend - 1887-1891,
5 Volume Set [Complete]

London: Walter Scott Newcastle-On-Tyne, 1887-1891 First Edition. Hardcover.

 All volumes illustrated with over 300 engravings. 
Publisher’s brown cloth with three color decorations on spine and front. All text blocks firm and square. Bindings very good, some minor starting of a few hinges. 1889 volume has 1888 stamped on lower spine.

Text clean, some light toning and an occasional finger spot. Some ownership marks in preliminaries.
Light wear to spine tips and corners, minimal refurbishing.

Includes "The jubilee chronicle of the Newcastle exhibition, being a reprint of the Newcastle daily chronicle's report of the proceedings at the opening of the exhibition." The final, 16-page, section to vol.5, is the Epilogue, describing the Contributor's Gathering at the offices of the Chronicle with photographs ina collage of all. Also a index of all five volumes.

Topics: Northumberland (England) – Periodicals ; Journal / Magazine / Newspaper 
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...<b>The Sporting Dictionary, and Rural Repository of General Information upon Every Subject Appertaining to The Sports of the Field.  </b><br>2 volumes – Complete<br>, [Horse and Hound] Taplin, William
20 [Horse and Hound] Taplin, William ...The Sporting Dictionary, and Rural Repository of General Information upon Every Subject Appertaining to The Sports of the Field.
2 volumes – Complete

London: For Vernor and Hood, Longman and Rees, J. Scatcherd, J. Walker, and J. Harris, 1803.
 First edition according to Allibone III, 2333.
 Hardcovers.
 8vo; 2 v. fronts., plates. 22 cm. 526, 506 pages Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
 6 plates from copper engravings.
 
According to Rilings this is a true dictionary but mainly on the horse and dog: as used in “riding the hounds”. However, there is good material on shooting, game laws, cockfighting, coursing, etc. - but not angling. It is alleged that the author had an aversion to fishing. Much on the sport of horse racing.

Armorial bookplate of Henry Worcester Smith. [Obituary laid-in]

Harry Worcester Smith was born in 1865, a second-generation American of English descent. He was a successful businessman in the textile industry. He was a patent expert, perfecting over 30 patents.

Worcester Smith was a dedicated proponent of the American foxhound as a superior hunter to the traditional English hound. The point, debated at length, culminated in the “Great Hound Match of 1905,” a competition to lay the question to rest at last. Worcester Smith represented the American hounds, and Alexander Henry Higginson, Master of the Middlesex Hunt in Massachusetts, represented the English hounds a trial which lasted two weeks, each pack taking the field alternately. The match established Virginia as excellent hunting territory and several hunts were founded or moved to Virginia.

Smith started the Grafton Country Club with the desire to bring wholesome English outdoor life, riding, shooting and hunting to America. He was a champion four-in-hand driver. His horses “Sky-High” and “Sue Woodstock” won three National Horse Shows at Madison Square Garden. He took up steeple chasing in his thirties, winning the Genesee Valley Point.

Two-volume set is bound in later cloth covered boards with leather spine labels. The work on sporting and hunting with terms needed for the activity. The work is adorned with illustrated plates, mostly of horses. Both volumes feature sportsman on their horses with hound dogs on the frontispiece.

Mild to moderate age and wear to the exterior boards with minor soiling and rubbing. They have been rebound. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. [no advert leaf in volume 2]

REF: OCLC: 6560298; Allibone III, 2333; Rilings 340 .
 
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