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The Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics and Literature

By Various

c1770-1859 - London - Baldwin, Cradock, Joy et al.

9" by 6"

 

 

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121 volumes of The Annual Register spanning a fascinating 100 years.

Includes volumes on the American Revolutionary War, American Independence, The Regency Era, Napoleonic Wars and much more.

Comprising of 105 volumes of The Annual Register and 16 volumes of The New Annual Register.

Containing of runs from 1758-1847, 1849-1855, 1857-1858 inclusive. Therefore, from 1758-1858 this set is only lacking two volumes; 1848 and 1856.  

In addition to the volume of The Annual Register the following years also has the edition of The New Annual Register for that year: 1781, 1782, 1783, 1784, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1800, 1802, 1804, 1798, 1794, 1801.

This set also has Parts I and II of the 1820 edition.

With two editions of the 1810 Annual Register both from 1812 and two volumes of the 1821 edition from 1822 as well as two volumes of the 1830 edition published in 1831. 

Also has 1792 part II published in 1798 as well as the 1792 publication of 1799 which appears to have been published in one volume.

Lacking some of the contents leaves to 1826 edition.  1838 edition is lacking some of the index.

Fourth edition of the 1767 edition (1786)

This collection also has the fourth edition of the Year 1776. This work covers the events of the American Revolutionary year and has the American Declaration of Independence pp 261-70. This edition also has reviews of popular books from that year including Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. This work also featured the first appearance of Adam Smith's Wealth of nations p 241-243.

Other editions regarding the American Independence includes the 1778 issue which discusses the Consequences of the American war following their Independence. The 1787 work has an early printing of the United States Constitution as well as a plan of the new constitution and parts of the constitution itself.

1781 edition has several interesting features including the Expedition against Charlestown. Discontents in Scotland. Retrospective view of affairs of Europe in 1779.

1782 Retrospective view of affairs in Europe to the close of the American Revolutionary war in 1781. Other political affairs discussed include the second attempt of France upon the Island of Jersey.

Another volume of interest is the 1812 volume. This work has writings on the Peninsular War, Arab Pirates and the Opening of Drury Lane Theatre by Byron. There is also a feature on the assassination of Spencer Perceval. Perceval is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated. There is also a large section on the War of 1812.

This run of The Annual Register covers a broad spectrum of history, both British, European and Worldwide. It covers the American Independence, the Regency Era, the Napoleonic Wars, and much more.

CONDITION

In a mixture of bindings. Some volumes are half and quarter calf with others full calf and some in original paper boards. All volumes are extremely worn. Heavy rubbing and severe loss to the boards and backstrips of all volumes. 1789, 1852, Annual Register has rear board detached but present. Front hinge and joint are weak and may detach with further handling.Rear hinge to 1817, 1853, 1854, 1857,  is slightly strained but firm, front board is detached. Both hinges and joints to 1815 are tender. Hinges and joints to 1827, 1828, 1830, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1855,  and 1829 editions are also tender. 1837 volume is lacking rear board and some of index. Otherwise, all other volumes have both boards detached. Backstrip to 1828 issue is detached but present. 1788 annual register is lacking rear board. 1780, 1803, 1832, 1782 are lacking both boards. 1781, 1775, 1782, 1841, 1843, 1787, 1793, 1801, 1824, 1810, 1790 (new annual..),  are all lacking one board. 1791, 1804, 1809, 1853, 1812 are all lacking title page. 1798, 1802,  and 1807 edition title page is detached but present. Title page for 1806 has suffered severe loss and is creased with tears. 1792 part II is soiled to the rear and has many chips and some loss to pages.   Binding to 1786 volume has split and is in several portions as is the 1790, 1809, 1818, 1810, 1813, 1802, 1812, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1801, 1807, 1808, 1827, 1828 issues of The Annual Register and 1781, 1783, 1784 of 'The New Annual Register'. Several volumes are ex-library and have a few stamps to title pages and plates to pastedowns. Otherwise, volumes are slightly strained but firm. Pages are age toned. A few tidemarks and handling marks to margins of several volumes. Spotting to all volumes mostly contained to the first and last few pages. However, not affecting the readability of text. Overall: FAIR with many volumes needing a rebind.


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