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The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information,

Concerning Remarkable Men and Manners, Times and Seasons, Solemnities and Merry Makings, Antiquities and Novelties.

The Every-Day Book and Table Book;

or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs and Events.

By William Hone

1831-32 - London - Thomas Tegg

8.5" by 5",  1645pp; viii, 1719pp; viii, 1711; 887pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

An illustrated almanac of curiosities for each day of the year with one hundred and fourteen illustrations to The Year Book and four hundred and thirty-six engravings to The Every-Day Book.

In four volumes, a three volume set complete and a single volume complete.

William Hone (3 June 1780 - 8 November 1842) was an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom.

In 1826 he published the Every-day Book, in 1827-1828 the Table-Book, and in 1829 the Year-Book. All three were collections of curious information on manners, antiquities and various other subjects.

With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns and ink inscriptions to endpapers.

With label for G. Thompson, Bookseller and Cinder, Wells to front pastedowns.

CONDITION

In handsome tree calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and wear to extremities. Front joint starting to volume two of The Every-Day Book with closed tear to board. Hinges tender to volume one and to front of two of The Every-Day Book and to front of The Year Book, hinges strained to rear of volume two of The Every-Day Book and to rear of The Year Book. Internally, generally firmly bound, but with front free endpaper loosening to The Year Book. Bright but with slight scattered foxing and handling marks to pages.

Overall: GOOD


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