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The Works of Nathaniel Lardner DD in Eleven Volumes (complete)
J Johnson, London 1788 - 'containing credibility of the gospel history; Jewish and heathen testimonies; history of heretics; and his summons and tracts; with general chronological tables and copious indexes. To the first volume is prefixed the Life of the Author, by Andrew Kippis DD FRS and SA'. Half bound in calf with marbled boards and edges, gilt titling to spines. Leather has dried out, and all volumes are rubbed and worn on boards and extremities, some volumes have been crudely restored. Contents of all volumes are intact, with a little browning to prelims, but text is clean, bright and free from foxing. There is a very neat small signature of 'Richd Kirwan' in beautiful copperplate on the title pages. Volume 1 has been crudely rebacked and given new white end papers; original spine has been relayed with a protective coating (possibly varnish) applied. Volume 2 has not been restored, leather at top and tail of spine pulling but all binding intact; ffep almost detached, otherwise volume 2 is in good condition. There is an attempted repair to spine of volume 3, one of end papers detached, brown marks to title page. Volumes 4 and 5 have not been restored, only some protective varnish(?) applied to leather. Volume 6 has been rebacked with white leather, not dyed, original spine relayed, there is significant loss of original spine, approx 14 cms preserved but this does include the titling; end papers not replaced so boards are tight to open. Volume 7 - no restoration, varnish to leather; spine is little more worn than other volumes - leather is pulling at top and tail; title page is detached along approx 2/3rd of its length. Volume 8's spine is worn, with pulling of leather at top and loss an area 2cm x 1cm at the base. Volume 9 has foxing to end papers and prelims; one end paper and title page are detached but present. Volume 10 has been crudely rebacked, relaying original spine on new leather. Volume 11 has also been rebacked with original spine laid on; new cream end papers onto which title page has been tipped. Overall the condition of the bindings are reflective of age and crude restoration however the contents of this set are in good condition.
      [Bookseller: St Marys Books & Prints]
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