ALLIES, Jabez

Title On the Ancient British, Roman, and Saxon Antiquities of Worcestershire
Publisher London and Worcester Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., and R. Groombridge
Date 1840
Book ID 37226
First Edition  
Signed  

Description

A good, tight, copy. Original printer's buckram boards, printed label to spine. Printed by Deighton and Co., Worcester. Two engraved plates, engraved tail-piece, subscribers' list. Small tear to spine head, a little loss to title label, mild internal foxing else very good. Used; Very Good Jabez Allies (1787 – 1856) was an English folklorist and antiquarian. Born at Lulsley, Worcestershire, where his family had resided for generations. He was one of the earliest writers on folklore. In early youth he was deeply impressed by the lingering relics of Roman and Saxon days and by the pastoral life that characterised his native place and later in life and threw light upon vestiges of Roman occupation in his native county. Author's presentation copy to a Mr Davidson Esq with a later owner's (Mr Frederick Houghton) neat ex-libris to paste-down.
Price: £40.00

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