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FIRST EDITION, thus, of Thomas Fuller's history of the crusades (first edition, 1639), printed in Chiswick by C. Whittingham. 8vo. 8 11/16 x 5 5/8 inches. [ii], 328 pp. b7, B-Y8. Title page printed in red and black within a typographic border and with printer's device, ornamental headpieces and tailpieces, chronological table, index; text clean, unmarked. Half brown calf, marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine stamped in blind, black leather spine label titled and decorated in gilt, all edges stained red, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, spine worn so that it resembles suede, rubbed, hinges started at head of spine. Good. Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. Fuller was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen through his many patrons. Fuller used multiple sources in this first full-length account of the Crusades published in English. This volume is an imprint of William Pickering (1796-1854), an English publisher, who is notable for introducing cloth binding to British publishing. In 1819, Pickering began publishing a series of Diamond Classics, miniature books set in tiny type that were offered in a uniform binding of cloth or leather at an affordable price. These are probably the first publishers' bindings in cloth, an innovation which had a rapid and profound impact on the publishing industry. Pickering specialized in scholarly editions of classic authors, both of ancient and English literature, including important editions of Blake, Malthus, Boswell, Johnson, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Isaac Walton and Thomas Fuller. LACKS the half-tile, signature b mis-bound, with pages (v)-xii interleaved in the Index at the rear, thus, 322, (v)-(viii), 323-326, (ix)-xii, 327-328 pp.
Title: The History of the Holy War.
Edition: First Edition, thus.
Publisher: London:, William Pickering,: 1840
Book Condition: Collectible: Good
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Seller ID: RT318-001
Keywords: Thomas Fuller, The History of the Holy War, William Pickering