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12 vols, hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 ins. Bound in full navy blue leather bindings with textured boards, decorative embossed and gilt edges, raised banding and gilt decorations to spine. Twin maroon leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to extremities; Edges, corners and raised banding on spines. A couple of minor bumps/chips to corners. Some light rubbing to boards, mostly around edges. Some rubbing to spines. No penned inscriptions. The odd minor spot or handling mark to pages else all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Two bookplates in vol1. “Maud MicKalls,” and “Mina Bowater,” (the Bowater bookplate is by renowned gun engraver Malcolm Appleby, see note.) th bookplate repeats in all volumes. Else a very clean and tight set. Malcolm Appleby turned his Silver Trust commission towards a more peaceful end: the pieces are lavishly engraved. From his workshop, in a converted railway station near Aberdeen, he says, ‘I like to keep my eye on the outside world.’ But he is a far from detached observer; his engravings contain opinions. Appleby trained at four art schools, including the Royal College of Art. Prices for a one-off commission start around £2,000. 12 vols. 400-600pp per vol. Detailed history of the Tudor period from ca 1529 to 1588. The author describes the social, religious and political background of the times.
Title: History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada. In Twelve Volumes. Vols I-III, Henry VIII; IV, Henry VIII and Edward VI; V Edward VI, and Mary; VI, Mary and Elizabeth; VII-XII, Elizabeth.
Publisher: London, John W. Parker & Son, 1856-1870:
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Keywords: HISTORY JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE, History , England, Fall of Wolsey, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, Spanish Armada, reformation, 12 volumes, Fine Binding, leather, 1870, 1852, John W. Parker & Son, Maud MicKalls, Mina Bowater, Malcolm Appleby,