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FENN, John (1739-1794).
Original Letters, Written during the Reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III. by various Persons of Rank or Consequence. . . and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Fac Similes, Paper-marks, and Seals.
G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787., London. 2 vols. 4to. lxxxvii, [1], 301, [1]; [iv], 363, [1] pp. Vol. I: hand-colored frontispiece portrait of King Henry VI engraved by Thomas Cook after an original drawing taken between 1460-1470 in the possession of Fenn, additional hand-colored plate showing 5 badges of the House of Lancaster, 2 folding genealogical tables (constituting the top and bottom halves of the Paston family tree), Vol. II: hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Charles and Margaret of Burgundy engraved by Thomas Cook after a stained glass window in the Dominican Church at St. Omer's, 16 numbered plates depicting signatures and paper marks of various monarchs (bound in reverse order). Modern quarter paper over original brown boards, printed spine labels; extremities of original board worn. new spine in excellent condition. Theological Institute of Connecticut blind-stamps to first and last few pages. Very good. Second edition, complete in two volumes, of Fenn's famous "Paston Letters"â€"an edited collection of the papers and correspondence of the Paston family and their associates "describing the life and political scheming of the gentry in Medieval England" (Wikip.). Fenn ultimately published 2 additional volumes in 1789, and was working on a fifth at the time of his death which eventually was published in 1823. / "The Paston Letters are a collection of correspondence between members of the Paston family of Norfolk gentry and others connected with them in England between the years 1422 and 1509. The collection also includes state papers and other important document … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books, ABAA [Carlsbad, CA, U.S.A.]
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