London Chronicle, 1791 Vol LXIX (1791)

£126.00

Sold by T. Wilkie at the Bible in St. Paul’s Church Yard. LeatherBound. Cloth boards, leather binding, 620 pages, 32x22x4.5 cm. Ex libris and note inside suggest acquired by William Guscott of Gittisham, March 25, 1835. A note by J.G. Stokes in 1959 transcribes a note presumably by Guscott: As a man with yellow whiskers and a fine hair. Volume covers an entertaining period coinciding with the beginning of the editorship/ownership of the Foxite Whig journalist James Perry – December 30, 1790 to June 30, 1791: Wilberforce’s abolitionist bill, Constitutional Act splitting Quebec, Roman Catholic Relief Act, appearance of Vol. 1 of The Rights of Man, blood tranfusion between animals, smallpox epidemic, death of John Wesley, US central bank, French Revolution (adoption of metric system, flight to Varennes of Royal Family), foundation of Ordnance Survey, Polish Revolution etc etc. 1st ed. Condition: Collectible – Good. Mild wear and occasional spotting. Pages all in good condition, small hole in one.. ISBN: none. Box MC01

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spel├Žological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall). Recollections of the man himself, as told to son Trevor, here (access).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.