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Bourne, Henry
The History of Newcastle upon Tyne or, The Ancient and Present State of that Town
Publisher: John White,
Date of Publication: 1757
Stock Code: 3544
SECOND EDITION. Octavo. [4], viiii, 246,6 pp. Engraved frontispiece folding plan of Newcastle. Book Condition: Very Good. Half calf over marbled paper-covered boards. Boards rubbed to edge with minor loss to paper at front joint and sympathetically professionally re-spined in calf with five raised bands, black leather title label and gilt-stamped titles & line decoration. Boards bear imprint from a Weekly Return table of Sick & Wounded soldiers at His Majesty's Regimental Hospital. Sporadic light foxing ; small wormhole through prelims and frontis to pp4 and another to rear board and margin of adjacent leaves. Signature of former owner JE Jobling to ffep with his initials to front pastedown and occasional ink stains; Table of Mayors to pp 246 annotated with additional records from 1759-1765. Originally published 1736 with identical title page, but with blank p 246; this edition has title page dated 1736, text to p 246, catchword An to p245, and the "Of the Government of the Town" chapter covers up to 1757. List of Subscribers. Scarce, particularly with the plan of the city which is usually lacking.
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