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Fasti Etonenses a Biographical History of Eton Selected From the Lives of Celebrated Etonians

By Arthur Christopher Benson

1899

R. Ingalton Drake : Eton

9" by 6"

xv, 536pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of this nicely bound and profusely illustrated work on the history of Eton, written by the Eton alumni Arthur Christopher Benson.

The first edition of this work. An interesting work on the history of Eton College. Eton was founded in Windsor in 1440 by King Henry VI. With a frontispiece, two colour plates, and sixty-nine plates. Written by Arthur Christopher Benson. Benson was an essayist and academic who studied and later taught at Eton. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'Arthur Henry William Tollemache, Eton September 1907 to July 1912, G. G. Somerville'. Tollemache was educated at Eton, and enlisted in the Royal Engineers when the First World War broke out. He served as a pilot in 27 Squadron, and died whilst serving in 1916. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light fading to the spine. Minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A couple of light marks to the boards. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. pages are bright and clean, with some spots to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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