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Robert Henry; James Pettit Andrews
The History of Great Britain, From the First Invasion of it by the Romans Under Julius Caesar & The History of Great Britain From the Death of Henry VIII to the Accession of James VI of Scotland to the Crown of England
T Cadell et al. 1788-1796, London. All volumes of Robert Henry's History of Great Britain plus James Pettit Andrews' continuation. Two books are bound in each volume. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Atoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. 8 plates to volumes I, books I and II, including folding frontispiece. 1 plate to volume II, book IV. Half a plate 'Hibernicus Oceanus' loosely inserted to volume VI, book XI. No collation found for plates, however binding instructions for book I and II plates bound in volume IX and all plates are present. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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