Large 4to. pp. , 63, , 108. With 18 engraved plates by W & T. Radclyffe including frontispiece depicting Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester. Included also is a one page portrait of the Elizabethan poet George Gascoigne. Plates show minor to moderate marginal foxing. Text pages are generally clean; a small marginal tear on page 90 is carefully sealed. Inside covers contain marbled paste-downs and plain paper fly-leaves (no marbled fly-leaves present). Re-backed preserving contemporary calf boards rubbed; gilt fillet boarder lines are restored in several areas; board corner tips are neatly patched. …An interesting collection of antiquarian knowledge concerning the town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire. The first section titled "History of Kenilworth Manor, Priory, and Castle" is taken from Sir William Dugdale s "Warwickshire" with notes added by the editor. The other sections, which are original to this work, include: "Summary of Royal Visits to Kenilworth," "History of Kenilworth Church," and "Survey of Kenilworth Castle in 1821." The last portion of the book contains a collection of entertainments, masques, and poems (including "Lanebam s Letter" and Gascoigne s "Princely Pleasures") which were written on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth s 1575 visit to Kenilworth. This volume apparently inspired Sir Walter Scott to write his novel "Kenilworth." Scott s name can be found in the list of subscribers at the end of the book [See R. Maxwell, "The Victorian Illustrated Book", pp.46-47 ]. [Avery Architectural Library p. 523]. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Kenilworth illustrated; or, the history of ...
Publisher: G. Whittingham, College House
Publication Date: 1821
Edition: First edition.
Book Description C. Whittingham, Chiswick, 1821. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. [viii], 63, , 108 pages. + 18 plates. [1 other plate included in the pagination]. Spotting and browning to many plates and the pages opposite. Other foxing and marks to the text also. In original red cloth boards, gilt decorated to front, very stained and worn - lacks spine, front board detached. Outer upper corner of rear free end paper torn away. Page edges uncut. Damage to the inner margin of the title page where it has adhered to the frontispiece. Pages measure approximately 31.5 x 25cm. Seller Inventory # 001390
Book Description C. Whittingham, Chiswick, 1821. Half leather. Condition: Good. [vi], 63, , 108 pages. + 18 plates. Lacks half title page. Spotting to the frontis. some light browning and foxing. Ex library with bookplate to front free end paper, with signs of removal of 2 others from front pastedown. In very worn half leather with ink scribble to inner board at rear. One plate has small ink marks in margin. All page edges are gilt. 30.5 x 23.5cm. Seller Inventory # 001391
Book Description Chiswick, C. Wittingham, 1821, 1821. 4°, mit 18 (17 gestochenen) Tafeln, 4 nn. Bll., 63 S.; 108 S., spät. HLn. mit aufkasch. Broschurtitel - Einband etwas berieben, kaum bestossen. Papierbdeingt gering gebräunt und teils leciht braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Seller Inventory # 7-3-308
Book Description Printed By C Whittingham for Merridan & Son, Coventry, 1821. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. [4pp] + 63pp + 108pp, 14" x 10", frontis and 18 plates, complete as listed. Bound in half red leather/marbled boards, covers sl rubbed, bookplate removed from front endpaper; Large Quarto. Seller Inventory # 62957
Book Description printed in Chiswick by C Whittingham College House; for Merridew and Son Coventry; John Merridew Warwick; and W and T Radclyffe Birmingham, Coventry, 1821. Elephant 4to (36cm); (x), (64), 108 pp; Engraved portrait frontispiece of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 'drawn and engraved by H. Meyer from an original painting by Garrard in the possession of the Marquis of Salisbury' and 18 engraved plates (mainly views and seals); half-title, with titlepage engraved with the bear and ragged staff motif long associated with Warwickshire; minor dust staining to the lower margin of the frontispiece, o/w contents very clean and fresh with original brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Spectacularly bound in dark green morocco (by Dawson & Lewis, of Dean Street, Soho) with central armorial crests to boards surrounded by highly ornate gilt decoration of Tudor-style swags and waves framed by three gilt lines; the inner dentelles on both boards are simply breathtaking, comprising complex patterns of seemingly English floral designs along a strong folkloric theme of the Tudor rose in full bloom at each corner; equally ornate gilt spine with ten raised bands arranged in pairs. Despite some very minor chips and signs of sympathetic repairs, this is by any standard a remarkable binding very much redolent of mid-century middle England. Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532 88) was an English nobleman and favourite of Elizabeth I from her first year on the throne until his death. Kenilworth Castle was founded in the early 1120s by Geoffrey de Clinton, Lord Chamberlain and treasurer to Henry I. The castle remained in royal hands until it was ceded to John Dudley in 1553. Dudley came to prominence under Henry VIII and became the leading political figure under Edward VI. Dudley began the process of modernising Kenilworth and before his execution in 1553 by Queen Mary for attempting to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne, Dudley had built the new stable block and widened the tiltyard to its current form. Kenilworth was restored to Dudley's son, Robert, Earl of Leicester, in 1563, four years after the succession of Elizabeth I. Leicester's lands in Warwickshire, reflective of his power and wealth in the county, depended ultimately on his remaining close to the queen. Book. Seller Inventory # 10282