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ENGLISH HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUMES, SET OF TWO, Ephraim Chambers, "Cyclopaedia: Or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences", 1738, printed for D. Midwinter, et al, London, stated second edition, two volumes, folio size, with fold-out engraved frontispiece titled "Cyclopaedia", numerous "Tab" plates including fold-out examples, rebound with impressed leather boards, with gilt lettering to ribbed spine, with paper label to back endpaper "I have rebound this book, using the best materials and the most dependable methods in the performance of my craft. / E.N. Crain / Master Bookbinder / of Colonial Williamsburg".
Excellent condition overall, appears complete, boards with minimal wear and toning, rebound as described, interiors very clean overall, less than expected toning, scattered minimal foxing, some minor creases.
Provenance: From the research library of Ivor Noel Hume, O.B.E., F.S.A., Williamsburg, VA.
Catalogue Note: Ivor Noel Hume (1927-2017), O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire), F.S.A. (Fellow, Society of Antiquaries), was a distinguished scholar, author, and former director of the Department of Archaeological Research at Colonial Williamsburg.

Condition

Excellent condition overall, appears complete, boards with minimal wear and toning, rebound as described, interiors very clean overall, less than expected toning, scattered minimal foxing, some minor creases.

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$200.00

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  • 24.5%

ENGLISH HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOLUMES, SET OF TWO

Auction ended on Fri, Jun 22, 2018
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