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(Rulers of Great Britain).  History of the kings and queens of England: From the reign of William the Conqueror to Victoria the first. Part I. [with] History of the kings and queens of England and Scotland: From the reign of James the first to Victoria the first. Part II. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, [1845?]. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.89"). I: 24 pp.; illus. II: 24 pp.; illus.
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A PAIR of illustrated chapbooks, covering the English monarchy up through the birth of Queen Victoria's fourth child in 1844. Each ruler's history features a woodcut portrait — including that of Oliver Cromwell — for a total of => 26 vignettes plus two repeated on the title-pages. This example does not have the series numbers (133 and 134) seen printed on the title-pages of some copies, and instead is marked "ix. 1" and "ix. 2."
        Provenance: From the chapbook collection of American collector Albert A. Howard, sans indicia.

NSTC 2ENG9105. Removed from a nonce volume. Pages opened slightly roughly with occasional small edge chips, including lower outer corner of part I title-page. Free of foxing or indeed any apparent signs of use other than having been opened, this is => a notably clean, crisp set with nice dark impressions of the cuts.  (41522)   Please RESHELVE This.


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