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Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast...' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver of leather from the top edge of the spine. Considering the size of the book All Hinges are Tight and Sound, although the front inner paper hinge is splitting. ALL edges bright GILT. A Handsome volume. Internally each volume is separately titled, paginated and indexed. Marbled endpapers. Some light foxing to the prelims, o/w Very Clean Bright and Tight. Volume One = (10) + 770 pp. Volume 2 = 238 pp. The 8 maps/plans, and the Pedigree of the Chichester Family are all large folded 'fold-outs' and bound at the end of the book - lightly browned and 'curled' on the edges of the paper as they stick out of the volume. A few maps/plans have varying sized (now closed) tears to crease lines and/or a blank section. The genealogy of the O'Neills, and the two, tinted, portraits of Arthur Chichester are present in the book as called for. This book is the indispensable foundation for all studies of Belfast's history. There is a gift note dated 1918 on the second free blank endpaper "From J. F. W. Hodges, the nephew of the Author, to his daughter Harriet Benn Williams." also enclosed is a letter (a single sheet folded in 2 written on 4 sides) dated 24th March 1877 starting "My dear Uncle, I have been lately collecting as much information as I can about our family... Signed "Your aff Nephew Edward Benn" - So I assume ? Writing to the author? . There are also 2 later (browned/torn) newspaper sheets/cuttings = 1. From 'Belfast News-Letter, 1955' with an article entitled "The works of George Benn' and 2. 'City Man at 95' re Sir Ion Hamilton Benn. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. A Very Handsome volume with an interesting family connection. This book is overweight and MAY require extra postage depending on your location. See Images. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall
Title: A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.
Categories: Antiquarian -18th Century or Earlier, Illustrated, Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, Architecture. Art. Crafts, History & Politics. Churchill, British Topography, Antiques. Collecting, Womens Interests, Ireland. Scotland. Celtic, Gypsies/Romanies,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co. ,: 1877/80
Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 113607
Keywords: A History Of The Town Of Belfast From The Earliest Times To The Close Of The Eighteenth Century. George Benn; (2 Volumes Bound As One) - A Benn 'family Related' Item With An 1877 Letter, Etc. This Book Is The Indispensable Foundation For All Studies Of Belfast's History. There Is A Gift Note Dated 1918 On The Second Free Blank Endpaper "from J. F. W. Hodges, The Nephew Of The Author, To His Daughter Harriet Benn Williams. A Letter (a Single Sheet Folded In 2 Written On 4 Sides) Dated 24th March 1877 Starting "my Dear Uncle, I Have Been Lately Collecting As Much Information As I Can About Our Family... Signed "your Aff Nephew Edward Benn"