Item #00009271 An English Garner; Ingatherings from our History and Literature. Edward Arber.
An English Garner; Ingatherings from our History and Literature

An English Garner; Ingatherings from our History and Literature

London; Birmingham: E. Arber, 1877; 1879; 1880; 1882; 1883. First edition. Hardcover. 7 vol. 8vo. [5], 6-656; [4], 5-656; [4], 5-656; [4], 5-656; [5], 6-656; [4], 5-656; [4], 5-656 pp. Bright blue cloth with gold decorations and lettering on the front boards and spines. This set illustrated with facsimile title pages, headpieces, and woodcut initials from the literary and historical works that Arber collects in these volumes. Volumes one and two published in London, three, four, five, six, and seven published in Birmingham. NCBEL 1635. Passages gathered by Arber discuss English exploration, its wars with Spain, the harsh 1608 London winter, Peake's advice on fishing, the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn, English Army rations in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, writings from Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain John Smith on New England in 1624, Defoe's writings on the education of women, and Ben Franklin's Poor Richard. The vast majority of the writings come from 16th-century England, with some selections from 15th and 18th-century English literature and history. Good+. Item #00009271

A Good or better set with volumes one, two, four, and five with later endpapers and pastedowns, a small dampstain to volume seven's textblock and front flyleaf, and volume five with some unopened gatherings roughly opened.

Price: $250.00

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