1771 A New And Universal History Of England William Henry Mountague Illustrated
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A new and universal history of England, from the earliest authentic accounts, to the present time
By William Henry Mountague
1771 - London - J. Cooke
14" by 10", 520, pp.
An early and beautifully illustrated copy of this highly detailed history of England, displaying the patriotic virtues of our illustrious ancestors.
"Containing a comprehensive and accurate description of all the battles, sieges, sea-fights, and other memorable events, in which the English have been concerned, from the remotest period of intelligence. With a circumstantial account of the origin of this kingdom, its government, and its laws; the many revolutions it has undergone, the amazing progress made by its inhabitants in every branch of science, and their various discoveries, conquests, and acquisitions in different parts of the world. Together with faithful delineations of the characters of all the princes who have swayed the British scepter, and other illustrious personages, who have rendered themselves conspicuous by their valour, their patriotism, their virtue, or their learning. The whole tending to display the patriotic virtues of our illustrious ancestors, and inspire the British youth with an emulation of imitating their glorious examples."
Adorned with decorative head and tail pieces throughout.
Volume two of the original two.
With five plates of the original one-hundred and twenty found in two volumes, "from original drawings made on purpose for this work, by the celebrated wale, and engraved by those eminent artists, Grignion and Walker."
Rebound in contemporary half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed, with wear to all surfaces. Loss to the spine, and both boards are held by the cords only. Internally, binding is strained in places, and lacking the title and many plates. Instances of spotting and handling marks. Overall: FAIR
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