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Sheriffs of Sussex 1129-1924
Privately Published 1924 - 32 pages of quality standard paper within boards, large folio size. On the first page the full title is given as "A List of the Persons who have filled the Office of High Sheriff of the County of Sussex From the year 1129 to the Year 1924 Inclusive" This book was acquired as part of a collection purchased from the descendants of AWF Fuller and is inscribed in pencil on the front end paper "AWF Fuller 27 June 1955, being typical of inscriptions in many of the rest of the collection. On the title page the title is in red and black ink as is the publishing details which are simply "Privately Printed 1924". On the first page, mentioned above, are the names of the past High Sheriffs who were in attendance at the unveiling of a set of panels at the County Hall, Lewes, 2nd March, 1915. Next to the names AWF Fuller has helpfully noted in light pencil the year that each of the names in this list were actually Sheriffs. Starting with 1129 Hugh de Warelvilla, under the reign of Henry I (1100-1135) are all the names of past High Sheriffs. Fuller has put small pencil marks next to some of these, such as 1371 Roger Dalyngrugg, through to 1796 John Fuller of Rosehill and 1835 Charles Dixon of Stanstead Park, it is fairly safely assumed, because these are the names of some of Fuller's ancestors who held the office. On some entries he has gone further with brief notes in explanation of places in Sussex. Laid in are two engraved prints. One of Queen Elizabeth I Headed "Engraved for the Universal Magazine" and at the foot of the page it reads: "Published according toAct of Parliament for J Hinton, at the Kings Arms, in St. Pauls Churchyard, 1749." The other is tipped onto a larger and thicker piece of quality paper and is an engraving of "Miss Fuller" Underneath is written in light pencil, and almost certainly by AWF Fuller again, "Lady Charlotte Finch" which is presumeably who she became after marriage. On the back of this paper on which the engraving is mounted Fuller has signed it "AWF Fuller 13 May 1929" with what looks like a price of 8/- encircled in pencil. Gilt coat of arms motif on front, gilt title lettering on spine. The boards are a little bumped and scuffed and have a stain on the back board down the middle. In all this is rather a unique piece of history of a famous family. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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