~Spines reinforced with brown vinyl material. Not attractive but a serviceable set. Inner front hinges cracked and pulling away. Early bookplate to inside frontboards and signature to front endpage. Working set Size: xvi, 323 + vi, 547 + viii, 288, 148, 52, 68pp. Codice inventario libreria S0699office
Titolo: An Entire and Complete History, political ...
Casa editrice: G. Riley
Data di pubblicazione: 1792
Condizione libro: Good
Tipologia articolo: Text blocks clean & tight
Descrizione libro Printed for F. Riley, Bookseller, London, 1792. 1/4 Brown Leather & Mbld Bds. Condizione libro: Good for Age,NewSpine. No Jacket. No Additional Printings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3 vols. (323, 547, & 288 pages in vol. 3 - plus 200+ pages devoted 'History of the Cinque Ports (opposite France) and other additional towns. From the title page: "An Entire and Complete History, political and personal, of The Boroughs of Great Britain; to which is prefixed, and original sketch of Constitutional Rights, from the earliest period until the present time; and the principles of our ancient representation traced from the most authentic records, supported undeniable testimonies, and illustrated by a variety of notes and references, collected from the most respectable, legal, political, and historical authorities." Author says there is need to codify Parliament's laws concerning the Boroughs--this work may fill this need. Errata slip, pasted opposite title page on Vol. 1, indicates 5 corrections. Set condition: Spines have been professionally replaced with brown calf with four decorative stampings and 5 raised bands with gilt lettering between ("Boroughs of Great Britain," 3 Roman numerals, "1792.") Covers have original marbeled paper over the boards; 1/4 original leather over the new spine, cover corners are rounded with wear and remainder of original leather wings are present on the corners. Edges have darkened to a robust tan color, internally the pages are mostly clear, with some isolated foxing and some stains on the two of the endpapers. Inner hinges have been reinforced by narrow strips of paper. Books are solid, binding tight and ready for use--spines look beautiful on the shelf. Codice libro della libreria 0004448