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The Every-Day Book and Table Book;

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements

Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events

Incident to each of the three hundred and sixty five days

Three volumes

By William Hone

With four hundred and thirty six engravings

1837-9 - London - For Thomas Tegg

8.5" by 5.5" - 1719, 1711, 1643pp

 


 

DETAILS

The books have been rebacked with cloth with the ordinal boards and gilt titles to spine.

Three volumes of William Hone's year books.  The books are illustrated with numerous in text illustrations throughout.

Volume I - The Everyday Book - 1839

Volume II - The Everyday Book  - 1837

Volume III - The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information - 1839.

Continued from title page

Forming a complete history of the year, months, and seasons,

and a perpetual key to the almanac;

Including accounts o the weather, rules for health and conduct, remarkable and important anecdotes, facts and notices, in chronology, antiquities, topography, biography, natural history, art, science, and general literature; derived from the most authentic sources, and valuable original communications, with poetical elucidations, for daily use and diversion.

William Hone (June 3, 1780 November 6, 1842) was an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom.

Among Hone's most successful political satires were The Political house that Jack built (1819), The Queen's Matrimonial Ladder (1820), Ill favour of Queen Caroline, The Man in the Moon (1820) and The Political Showman (1821), all illustrated by Cruikshank. Many of his squibs are directed against a certain "Dr Slop," a nickname given by him to Dr (afterwards Sir John) Stoddart, of The Times. In researches for his defence he had come upon some curious and at that time little trodden literary ground, and the results were shown by his publication in 1820 of his Apocryphal New Testament, and in 1823 of his Ancient Mysteries Explained. In 1826 he published the Every-day Book, in 1827-1828 the Table-Book, and in 1829 the Year-Book. All three were collections of curious information on manners, antiquities and various other subjects.

CONDITION

The bindings are generally tight and firm although the cords are exposed in a few places.  A couple of the inner hinges are strained but all covers are firmly attached.  There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the boards and edges resulting in some damage to the surface of the paper.  The books have been rebacked with cloth spines and the original boards. Internally the books have some spotting in places and some handling marks.  Some of the page edges, mainly tot he front of the books, are a little tattered with some small close tears.  The frontispiece in volume I has been repaired to the reverse with archive paper.  There is an ownership plate to the front pastedown of each volume.  Overall the books are in in good condition.

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