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The Anglo-Saxon Home: A History of the Domestic Institutions and Customs of England from the Fifth to the Eleventh Century Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages England and the English in the Eighteenth Century Volume I Volume II Town Life in the Fifteenth Century Volume I Volume II

By John Thrupp

1862-1894

Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts : London

9" by 6"; 9" by 7"

ix, 410pp; xiii, 546pp; vi, 361pp; viii, 407pp; xiii, 439pp; vii, 476pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A six volume collection of important historical works, rebound in a uniform half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards.

This collection contains the following works: A first edition copy of 'The Anglo-Saxon Home' by John Thrupp, a notable English lawyer and historical writer, providing a fascinating study of Anglo-Saxon life up until the Norman Invasion of the eleventh century. A first edition copy of 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages', a series of articles originally contributed to 'The Art Journal' by Edward Lewes Cutts, the English writer, antiquarian and curate. A complete two volume, first edition copy of William Connor Sydney's 'England and the English in the Eighteenth Century'. A complete two volume, first edition copy of 'Town Life in the Fifteenth Century' by the Irish historian and nationalist Alice Stopford Green. 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages' is copiously illustrated throughout with one hundred and eighty-two illustrations.

CONDITION

Rebound in a uniform half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities and joints. Front board detached to 'The Anglo-Saxon Home'. Rear board detached to 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages'. Front board held by lower cords only, and may detach with further handling, 'England and the English' volume II. Very small loss of leather to tail of spine', 'The Anglo-Saxon Home'. Very small patches of slight rubbing to raised bands. Loss to section of raised band, 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages'. Leather to spine partially detached from backstrip and split to rear joint, 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages'. Upper section of spine split and detached to back strip, 'England and the English' volume II. Lower section of spine split and detached to back strip, 'Town Life' volume I. Front hinge split and strained, 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages'. Front joint and hinge partially split and strained, 'England and the English' volume II. Internally firmly bound. Pages slight age toned but bright and clean throughout. Very light scattered spotting to the first and last few pages of 'Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages'.

Overall Condition: Good

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