SUMMER FAIR HIGHLIGHT – Ellwood Books

Marc Harrison will be at stand 3 for the Summer Fair he has the following books for sale:
ellwood2GILBERT, C.S
An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall: To which is added, a complete Heraldry of the same; with Numerous Engravings. In two volumes.
1821
Plymouth Dock
A lovely copy of this two volume work (three volumes bound as two). complete with all the plates etc. as called for (plus a couple of engravings not called for). Half leather brown fine leather binding, with brown cloth boardsellwood1
The work is complete, but also has two additional plates not mentioned in the binders instructions. (1) The tomb of Sir J. Arundell & monument to W. Achim and (2) and engraving of Tehidy Park.
Collation: [vi], viii, [ii], 1-71, [i], [vi], [ii], 73-592, 1-220. (end vol. I) [iv], 221-370, [ii], 373-962, [xx]. pp
Each volume has a frontis and additional engraved title. There is also a dedication engraving. Vol. 1. has 9 engraved plates and the 25 heraldic engraved plates. Vol. II. has the 37 plates called for plus an additional 2 plates (see notes). There is also a folding plate showing the exports of the Cornish tin mines. Complete.
First Edition
A very nice copy of this work. The binding is fairly recent, and is clean and tidy. There is a touch of fading to the spine. There are also a couple of areas of staining to the spine. Internally, the books are both on the whole clean and ellwood3tidy. There are a number of pages and plates with light water damage to the top portion, but not too dark. P681/2 there is a small area of loss to the bottom of the page – not affecting text. P683/4 there is an area of loss to the side of the page, with a small area of loss of text to both sides.
4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
Half-Leather
£650.00

Peterloo Massacre Trial Documents
ellwood4REDFORD, Thomas. (Plaintiff)
n the King’s Bench between Thomas Redford, Plaintiff; and Hugh Horney Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington, and Edward Meagher, Defendants. For An Assault on the 16th. of August, 1819. Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of this Cause at Lancaster, On Thursday the 4th., Friday the 5th., Saturday the 6th., Monday the 8th., and Tuesday the 9th. days of April, 1822: Before Mr. Justice Holroyd and a Special Jury: and the Judgment of the Court of King’s Bench in Easter Term following. Upon an application on the part of the Plaintiff, for a Role to shew Cause why a New Trial should not be granted. Taken from the short-hand of Mr. Farquharson
1822
Manchester
A beautifully bound copy of this first edition. Full speckled calf, with six panels to the spine. Burgundy label with gilt titles. Internally clean and tidy throughout. This was once a library copy – but few marks remain. Copac lists some ellwood5copies with just the folding plan, as found here, and others with an additional 2 plates & a map. The binder has dated this item 1819 to the spine – the date of the trial, rather than the date of publication.
The Peterloo Massacre was the name given to the aftermath of a cavalry charge at a political meeting in St Peter’s field, Manchester in 1819. Cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. A test case was brought against four members of the Manchester Yeomanry at Lancaster Assizes, on 4 April 1822: Captain Birley, Captain Withington, Trumpeter Meagher, and Private Oliver. All were acquitted, as the court ruled that their actions had been justified to disperse an illegal gathering. This is the reporting and account in court of that test case.
xx., 1-632 pp. + plan of St Peter’s field.
First Edition
ellwood6The binding is in excellent condition. There is no marking to it. The folding plan is likewise, clean and tidy – a very clear copy. The rest of the book is clean throughout, with rough cut edges. There a couple of lightly embossed library crests. The only other evidence of library ownership is a library stamp to the verso of the title page.
8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Full-Leather
£600.00

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