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A History of Eton College 1440-1884

By H C Maxwell Lyte

1889- London- Macmillan and Co.

9" by 6"; xxiii, 543pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A beautifully illustrated work ont he history of Eton College.

Complete with 23 plates including a folding map, two colour plates and a frontispiece.

With an ink inscription to Walter Howorth Greenly from his tutor at Eton H. Brinton as well as the bookplate of Walter Howorth Greenly.

Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte was an English historian and archivist and author of numerous books on Eton college.

From the library of the Titley Court Estate.

Titley Court was home to the Greenly family for over 500 years. The Greenly family have a long and fascinating history, perhaps most famous for the life and library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Greenly, who was noted as a collector and patron of literature and the arts. The Greenly library consists mostly of her collection of contemporary Regency literature, however it was expanded after her death by various members of her extended family. Notable among these are Edward Greenly a famous Victorian geologist, and William Bradford, a founding father who travelled to America on the Mayflower and who was closely associated with the Greenly's at Titley Court through marriage.

The rich and diverse history of the Greenly's at Titley Court is reflected in the broad selection of works found in the library.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing and fading to spine. Front joint very slightly starting but still firm. Bookplate of Walter Howorth Greenly to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean aside from spotting and agetoning to first and last few pages. Ink inscription dated 1893 to front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED


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