Book Description

An excellent copy of the First Edition of the first History of Whitby published in the year Captain Cook was killed in Hawaii. [Boyne CCLXXIV Smales page 28] Quarto 10½ x9" 379 pages half marbled calf, with vellum corners raised bands & lettering piece.Engraved Armorial bookplate of Rowl Burdon to the pastedown.Folding frontispiece plan of the town and harbour made by Charlton in 1778.South East Prospect of the Abbey after Hutchinson 1773 plus two engraved plates of stained glass.
Author CHARLTON, Lionel. [1722-1788] Teacher of Mathematics at Whitby.
Date 1779
Publisher YORK Printed by A Ward, and sold in London by T.Cadell etc 1779.

Price: £300.00

Offered by John L Capes

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