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The New, Comprehensive, Impartial and Complete History of England

 From the Earliest Period of Authentic Information, to the End of the Present Year

By Edward Barnard

c1790 - London - Alexander Hogg

 14.5" by 9.5", [5], 710, [4]pp.

 
 
 
 
 

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An early and beautifully illustrated copy of this highly detailed history of England.

"From the very earliest period of authentic information, and most genuine records of historical evidence, to the end of the present year. Containing a copious, full, accurate, clear, candid, comprehensive, impartial, universal and circumstantial history of every memorable transaction, interesting event, remarkable occurrence, recorded in the whole annals of Great-Britain. With a copious account and circumstantial detail of the origin, constitution, and present state of this Kingdom, and of our various conquests, acquisitions, and revolutions, in various parts, at home and abroad. Also a complete view of the constitution, and political establishments of Britain, its laws, institutions, parliaments, charters, commerce, arts, sciences, inventions, civil, ecclesiastical, military and naval transactions."

Adorned with one-hundred and six delicately engraved plates of the original one-hundred and twenty. Unfortunately, lacking the folding maps.

With the Index correctly paginated, therefore estimating this to be the 1790 edition. The first printing of this book appeared in 1783, with the second being published in 1785.

Edward Barnard was head teacher at Eton college from 1754 through until 1765. "Under Barnard the number of boys at Eton grew from approximately 350 to 550; Horace Walpole, in a letter of 1762 to Horace Mann, wrote that Barnard was the Pitt of masters, and has raised the school to the most flourishing state it ever knew A large number of those whom he educated were aristocrats, of whom Charles James Fox was perhaps the most famous. Barnard was a good mimic with a fine voice and wit. He taught the sixth form effectively and included in the curriculum the Greek plays that evidently appealed to his theatrical taste; his pupil George Hardinge reflected that as an actor he might have rivalled Garrick, had he been less ugly. He could rule boys by the power of his tongue, sometimes aided by ridicule, and in so doing he reduced the amount of flogging; but he seems not to have been always fair, and discipline remained rough. Yet he had the reputation of spotting and bringing out talents in the young. Many favoured boys presented portraits of themselves on leaving, thus forming the nucleus of Eton's fine collection." (DNB).

With the original list of Subscribers to the rear.

CONDITION

Rebound in reversed calf binding with calf spine label. Externally, Light marks to the boards and minor loss to the spine label, with both boards being held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound and surprisingly bright, with only the odd spot and occasional offsetting. Marginal tide marks to the front endpapers. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.


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