From the Library of the 2nd Baron Coleridge (1747 - 1755)

Thomas Carte.

A GENERAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND.

Published: London, Printed for the Author, at his House in Dean's Yard, Westminster. And sold by J. Hodges, at the Looking-glass facing St. Magnus' Church, London Bridge.

Date: 1747 - 1755

Folio, four volumes, pp xvi, 856; iv, 867, (6); iv, 828, (7); (ii), 684, full contemporary calf, raised bands, labels, gilt on spines. Volume IV is described as "By the late Thomas Carte. Printed for W. Russel, at Horace's Head without Temple-Bar".

Provenance
Each volume with the bookplate of Bernard John Seymour Coleridge, the 2nd Baron Coleridge (1851-1927), whose Grandfather John Taylor Coleridge was the nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Bernard was Liberal MP for Sheffield Attercliffe from 1885 to 1894 when he succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron. He became a QC in 1892 and served as a High Court Judge from 1907 to 1923.

Bibliography
ESTC T101742.~

Condition
Spines rubbed and worn, all hinges holding well, some minor foxing.

Binding
Full contemporary calf

£825

Offered by Graham York Rare Books