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Dictionary of Dates, and Universal Reference: Relating to all Ages and Nations

By Joseph Haydn

1851 - London - Edward Moxon

9" by 6", viii, 673pp


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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A scarce early edition of this well established reference work.

The fifth edition.

With a bookbinder's label for Cash and Astle, Coleman Street, London, to the rear pastedown.

'The whole comprehending a body of information, classical, political, and domestic, from the earliest accounts to the present time'.

There is a publisher's catalogue to the front.

Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall - the family's eighteenth-century country house near Alnwick, Northumberland - with the armorial bookplate of S.E. Widdrington and a pencil shelfmark to the front pastedown.

Samuel Edward Widdrington, formerly Cook, (1787-1856), was an English writer. Having served as a Royal Navy Captain, he spent some years in Spain, and wrote several books about the country. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. He assumed the name Widdrington by royal license, and purchased the moiety in 1842. In 1854, he served as High Sheriff of Northumberland. He inherited the Newton Hall estate from his father, Joseph Cook.

CONDITION

In a cloth binding with blindstamped decoration. Externally, some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright, with occasional light foxing prominent to margins and first and last few pages. Some dusting to extreme outer margins. Several of the pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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