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Book Description

First edition. 2 volumes in original olive cloth, with gilt spine lettering. Maps and plans (some folding) in each volume, as called for. Ex heritage library, but no external markings. Presentation bookplates; small ink number at lower margin of contents pages, and small blindstamps (almost undetectable) on page 9 of each volume; library pockets at rear. These distractions notwithstanding, these books appear have rarely circulated which accounts for their near fine condition. Uncommon in the original cloth.
Dealer Notes
The Angevins ("from Anjou") were an English royal house of French origin which ruled England in the 12th and early 13th centuries; its monarchs were Henry II, Richard I (Lionheart) and John. (cf. Wikipedia). This book traces their history back to the reign of Henry I and The Anarchy (Stephen and Maud/Matilda), and also covers the history of Anjou and its acquisition through the marriage of Maud and Geoffrey, Count of Anjou.
Author Kate Norgate
Date 1887
Binding Publisher's original olive cloth
Publisher London: Macmillan and Co.
Condition A near fine set
Pages 506 + 2 pp. ads; 521 + 2 pp. ads

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