Original Letters, Written during the Reign of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III
FENN, John (ed.)
Title continues: "By Various Persons of Rank of Consequences; Containing Many curious Anecdotes, relative to that turbulent and bloody, but hitherto dark, Period of our History; and Elucidating not only Public Matters of State, but likewise the Private Manners of the Age: Digested in Chronological Order; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Fac Similes, Paper Marks, and Seals. In Two Volumes." This book contains reproductions of letters dating from the period of the War of the Roses and covering the reigns of King Henry VI (1422-61, 1470-71), King Edward IV (1461-70), and King Richard III (1483-1485). This collection offers the reader a peek inside the royal court through first-person accounts of the various writers compiled by John Fenn.
Publisher: G. G. J. and J. Robinson
Edition: Second Edition
Date Published: 1787
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Two volumes bound together. 27 cm. Vol. I: lxxvi, 301p. with two colour tinted illustrations and a foldout "prestige" or family tree. Vol. 2: 363p with 1 colour tinted illustration and 16 plates of autographs, paper marks, seals, and reproduction of two original letters appended at the end. Half leather binding with marbled boards and gold trimming on spine and boards. Wear and soiling to boards. tears in the leather along both joints. Some soiling and tearing at the flyleafs at the beginning of each volume. Remaining pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Very good condition.