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Mrs Napier Higgins
The Bernards of Abington and Nether Winchendon
London: Longmans, Green and Co. , 1904. Leather. Fine. 9" by 6". None. A set of biographies detailing the history of the Bernard family of Abington Park and the surrounding area. Abington Park Museum was originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The Great Hall, now called the Oak Room because of its oak panelling, dates back to 1500. It was once home to William Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard (n�e Elizabeth Hall), who was buried in 1670 in the adjacent late 12th century church of St Peter and St Paul. Her second marriage was to Sir John Bernard or Barnard, the MP for Huntingdon from 1660, who successively enlarged the house in the 1660s. It passed to the Thursby family in 1669 and was further enlarged and remodelled in the classical Georgian style between 1738 and 1743 by William Thursby. Volume I contains a tipped-in letter from the author to a previous owner and the author's signature to the front free-endpaper. Volumes I-IV of a four volume set. In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, tight and firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just some scattered spotting to the endpapers Fine
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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