Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1840. Hardcover. Octavo size, 534 pp. Very good. Item #210121023
A condensed history of England, from the ancient Britons through the inauguration of recently crowned Queen Victoria, with 270 woodcuts and steel engravings.
The work also includes information by "Pinnock" such as "a variety of valuable information.....and a life of Dr. Goldsmith" (from the title page).
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter leather over marbled paper boards, title and design in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers, speckled edges, engraved frontispiece of a young Queen Victoria; octavo size (8 1/2" by 5 1/2"), pagination: [i-v] vi-xvi, 1-489, appendix [i] ii-xxix.
___CONDITION: Overall very good. The boards are firmly attached and the hinges are sound, the textblock is sound and square, and the only prior owner markings we see an elegant stamp to the half title page; moderate overall rubbing to the leather spine and the board edges, the corners are bumped and rubbed, light foxing throughout the volume, old repair to the plate facing p. 1.
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