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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

Historical and Literary Curiosities.

SMITH (Charles John).

SMITH (Charles John).

Historical and Literary Curiosities, Consisting of Fac-similes of Original Documents; Scenes of Remarkable Events and Interesting Localities; and the Birth-places, Residences, Portraits, and Monuments, of Eminent Literary Characters; with a Variety of Reliques and Antiquities Connected with the same Subjects. Selected and Engraved by the late Charles John Smith F.S.A.

95 engraved plates (five of them folding and nine with contemporary hand-colouring) and five woodcut vignettes.

4to. [290 x 225 x 50 mm]. [1]f, viii, [96] pp. Bound in contemporary half olive goatskin with gilt fillet borders, marbled paper sides, smooth spine lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt,the others untrimmed. (Slightly rubbed).
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1845.

A fine copy. Originally published in eight parts between 1833 and 1840. The work was interrupted at the end of the sixth part by the death of Smith, and was finished by Bohn. It is true to the title, in offering a wealth of historical and literary curiosities.

Stock no. ebc3526

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