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Strutt, Joseph The Chronicle of England 2 Vol 1777 Finely Bound



Strutt, Joseph (1749-1802); The Chronicle of England. Volume 1. From the Arrival of Julius Caesar to the End of the Saxon Heptarchy. Volume 2. From the accession of Egbert to the Norman conquest.

London: Joseph Cooper for Walter Shropshire, 1777. Strutt, Joseph (1749-1802). First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover.


Modern quarter brown leather over marbled boards. 4to. vi, 291; viii, 365 pp. 42 engraved maps and plates. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning with off-setting from some plates. Moderate shelf handling wear. A few blemishes to joints. Several armorial bookplates to each volumes front end papers. Includes bibliographical references. 2 volumes complete. First Edition, First Printing.

Contributors: Cooper, Joseph, -1808, printer; Jones, Thomas, -1806, printer; Shropshire, Walter, -1785, publisher.


Ref: ESTC, T75215; ODNB; YCBA.


An influential history of England chronicling from the Arrival of Julius Caesar to the End of the Saxon Heptarchy.

The English art historian, Sir Roy Strong, called Joseph Strutt, engraver, artist, antiquary, and writer the earliest and "most important single figure in the investigation of the costume of the past", making him "an influential but totally neglected figure in the history of art in Britain" [Strong, 50]


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