The History of Chivalry; or, Knighthood and its Times. Vol. II.
The Maidenhead Subscription Library was one of many circulating libraries that the British ordered their books from. Novels were too expensive for individuals or even middle-class families to afford. Instead, families would buy annual memberships to these libraries and order books for a set period. Large novels in the 19th century were divided into multiple parts, so that readers would only borrow one part at a time - a means of encouraging return visits with books that have cliffhangers to hook the reader. These libraries existed before the public library we know today was eventually established.
- Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1825
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
Vol. 2 ONLY (of 2 vol. set). vi, 383p. 23 cm hardcover binding. Ex-library a label from the Maidenhead Subscription Library. Foxing to title page and endpapers but body text clean and unmarked. Binding is soiled with tears in paper boards, bumped corners, and stained spine. Sold "as-is."