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William A. Russel A New and Authentic History of England a. 1782
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William A. Russel A New and Authentic History of England a. 1782

Comprehensive chronology of the history of England in two volumes by William Augustus Russel: 'A New and Authentic History of England', illustrated with numerous copper engravings, London, without printing and publishing date, after 1782.

SIZE:
about H 40,3 cm x w 25,5 cm x d 5,0 cm

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Comprehensive chronology of the history of England in two volumes by William Augustus Russel: 'A New and Authentic History of England', illustrated with numerous copper engravings, London, without printing and publishing date, after 1782.

TITLE:
"A New and Authentic History of England, From the Most Remote Period of Genuine Historical Evidence, To the Present Important Crisis: Containing an Interesting Chronicle of the Monarchs; An Accurate Chronological Account of Remarkable Events; An Entertaining Recital of Singular Occurences; And an Impartial Biographical Narrative of the Lives of Eminent Persons: Including, In the Whole, All that is Worthy of Observation in the Annals of the British Empire. ..."

PRINT:
London, for J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-Noster-Row

DESCRIPTION:
Illustrated historical chronology describing the history of England by William A. Russel, 'A New and Authentic History of England', London, without date. Two volumes of the comprehensive depiction of the history of England with many beautiful copper engravings. This chronology illustrates Engands history from its early beginnings to the year 1782. Thus the publishing date supposed to be at the end of the 18th century.

COVER:
- probably contenporary leather cover
- gilt embossed title on spine

SIZE:
- cover about H 40,3 cm x w 25,5 cm x d 5,0 cm

TYPE AREA:
- two column- print
- leaf size about h 39,0 cm x w 24,0 cm
- type area about h 32,0 cm x w 18,0 cm

WEIGHT:
- together 5,95 kg

COLLATION:
Volume I:
- 1 blank leaf
- frontispiece
- title leaf
- 1 leaf preface
- 178 leaves content (numbered pages 2 till 356)
- 1 blank leaf
- probably complete

Volume II:
- 1 blank leaf
- 254 leaves content (numbered pages 357 till 864)
- 5 leaves index with sovereigns table
- 1 leaf addition with cuts direction
- 1 blank leaf
- probably complete

ILLUSTRATION:
Volume I:
- frontispiece
- 65 copper engravings
- 1 copper engraving map of England

Volume II:
- 32 copper engravings
- 2 copper engraving maps: Ireland and Scotland
- 1 certificate for death of Charles I.

CONDITION:
- good till satisfying preservation
Cover:
- rubbed, scuffed, stained and with some missing parts
Paper:
- good paper quality, strong print
- paper with age toning and stains
- Volume I- copper plate 25 and following page as fragment
- Volume II- copper plate 24 cut
- text pages and copper engravings partly with damages at the margin and foldings
- 4 leaves with long crack
- some spots of ink
- some handwritten comments

 

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