BRITISH HISTORICAL / PAST-TIME VOLUMES, SET OF FOUR, William Hone, "The Every-Day Book: or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Days, in Past and Present Times", 1826, published for William Hone by Hunt and Clarke, London, in two volumes, "The Table Book", 1827, published for William Hone by Hunt and Clarke, London, and "The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information, Concerning Remarkable Men and Manners, Times and Seasons, Solemnities and Merry-Makings, Antiquities and Novelties, on the Plan of the Every-Day Book and Table Book", 1832, printed for Thomas Tegg, London, R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow, and J. Cumming, Dublin; each with red leather spines with gilt lettering and decorations, red leather corners to burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers and page ends, one volume with engraved portrait frontispiece.
Fair condition overall, covers with moderate to significant wear, corners bumped and worn, tears/separations and losses to spines, one volume with back board detached but present, interiors with beginnings of separation from binding, one example with one endpaper detached but present, text pages remarkably clean and legible, with only minimal toning or staining.
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.