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An Abridgment of the History of France. For the Use of Schools. Translated from the French by a Lady.
Chelsea: Printed by Stanhope and Tilling for T. Faulkner, 1805. Chelsea: Printed by Stanhope and Tilling for T. Faulkner,, 1805. An unusually clean copy Duodecimo (160 x 93 mm). Contemporary marbled calf, titles and compartments in gilt direct to spine, marbled endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription to "Katherine Alexander From the Countess of Beaumont" to front free endpaper verso. Spine ends chipped, sometime restored, extremities rubbed, contents clean and fresh. A very good copy. A lovely bilingual juvenile history of France with parallel French and English title pages and texts. This is an early publication by Chelsea historian, translator, and publisher Thomas Faulkner (1777-1855), also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Normandy. He published his Short Account of Chelsea Hospital the same year. Uncommon, only one institutional copy traced by WorldCat and Library Hub: at the BL.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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