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Ancient Chester: a Series of Illustrations
London & Manchester: Henry Sothern & Co, 1880 Of the streets of this old city, taken sixty years since, including views of Edgars Cave, St Johns Church & Eaton Hall. In contemporary black leather spine with crimson cloth covers, bumped and worn at edges and corners, large title in gilt to black leather label to front cover. Spine has contemporary gilt tooling. Internally, endpapers have been tidied up, endpapers have a very small amount of foxing, title in red and black ink within double ruled red ink borders, titlepage has some tiny paper loss to thumbing at very edge of page, 29 full page atmospheric etchings, each with a leaf of text, not paginated. A great Chester title.Hughes, social reformer and children's writer sought an appointment, which he was given in July 1882, as a county court judge. This brought an end to his involvement in politics, and a move to Chester. He resigned from the Co-operative Union. His work as a judge seems to have been congenial to him although, according to John Telford, ‘his rough and ready justice became a byword for constant reversal on appeal’ (Telford, 10). During the 1880s he wrote four more biographies, including Daniel Macmillan (1882) and David Livingstone (1889). He built himself a house called Uffington, at Dee Hills Park, Chester, to which he moved in October 1885. See ODNB for a full Bio.
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