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New Foundling Hospital For Wit
- London - J Debrett, 1784 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of works edited by John Almon. Comprising of volumes I, III and VI of New foundling and volumes I and II of An Asylum. New Foundling is usually in six volumes and An Asylum progressed to four volumes. This set is therefore lacking volumes II, IV and V of New Foundling and the final two volumes of An Asylum. This work is a 'New Edition' of New Foundling and the first edition of An Asylum. An Asylum was intended as a follower of The New Foundling Hospital which is probably why these works are bound uniformly. Printed by J Debrett, the successor to J Almon. The bookplate of an individual from Heytesbury House, Wiltshire. Heytesbury House was home to the baronetcy of Heytesbury held by the A Court family. The first of which was Sir William Pierce Ashe a Court who lived from 1747-1817. It is believed this bookplate is that of William A Court Holmes, the 2nd Baron Heytesbury. John Almon was a bookseller and political journalist. Condition: In uniform calf bindings. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints and the spines. Marks to the boards and further small patches of rubbing to the extremities. Crack to the joints of volumes I, III andVII. Crack to the rear joint of volume III. Loss to the head and tail of spines to all volumes. Loss to spine label ofvolume III. Loss to the spine of volume VI. Front joint to volume VII is starting but firm. Volume VIIIhas a strained binding which isquite tender. Prior owner'sbookplate to the front pastedown of allvolumes, Heyesbury House. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with theodd spot throughout. Overall:GOOD..
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