Scarborough: printed and published by John Cole and by Longman, Hurst, et al, 1824.
First edition. Limited to 158 copies, of which 100 were printed on small paper, 50 copies on large paper, and 8 on coloured paper (Lowndes p.491). This is a Large Paper Copy. The large paper copies are different from the small paper copies in the following ways: the book block measures 22 cm rather than 20 cm; the title page contains a view of Hunmanby, rather than a quote from Dibdin; the verso of the title page contains the Dibdin quote and is blank in the small paper copy. , iv, 92, [1 ad] pp. Woodcut vignettes on title and ad pages; woodcuts by Bewick on pp 85-86. 1 vols. 8vo (22 x 15 cm). Period half red morocco, gilt-ruled, spine gilt-lettered, uncut. Small brown stain to p 13, touch of rubbing to extremities, else fine and untrimmed. Hugo 4335. Item #261992
RARE GUIDE TO THE LIBRARY OF FRANCIS WRANGHAM. John Cole (1792-1848) was a bookseller in Scarborough who befriended Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), Archdeacon of Cleveland. The present is a catalogue of 100 important English folios and quartos in his library; most notably the first edition Morte d'Arthur printed by Wynkyn de Worde. Cole inscribed other copies to the effect that only 100 were printed.
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