Rariora; Being Notes of Some of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Historical Documents, Medals, Engravings, Pottery, Etc., Collected (1858-1900) Volume 1

Rariora; Being Notes of Some of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Historical Documents, Medals, Engravings, Pottery, Etc., Collected (1858-1900) Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...verses describing the pastimes and sports--" There is fuch whimfies on the Frozen Ice, Makes fome believe the Thames a Paradice." (Andrews, page 26.) (5) A Ticket, letterpress within printed border, John Hilton, Printed on the Frozen Thames, Over-againft York-Stairs, February the 2d, 168J. (6) An Engraving, 6 x 7$ in., entitled Frost Fair on the River FROST FAIRS, ENGRAVINGS AND TICKETS. 53 Thames. View of St. Paul's and the City, London Bridge, the sheets of tents on the ice; at foot a key to the shops, etc.. "y Rowling prefs Printers, --ye comon prefs Printers.--Gaming Table," etc., etc. Printed on the Thames Ian. i7y . (Andrews, page 43.) (7) An Engraving, 14 19 in., without title or letterpress, of the Street on the Ice (in 17-1-5).--) A Ticket, 7 x 11-J-in. A woodcut representing the sports on the Thames occupies the upper portion; beneath, verses "Behold the Liquid Thames now frozen o're " etc. and an explanation of the figures in the woodcut, the last reference being to "Will Ellis, the poet, and his Wife Befs, Rhyming on the hard Froft." The name of Mrs. Mary Malkinson has been printed in separately in a cartouche containing the words, "Printed on the Ice, at the Maidenhead at Old Swan Stairs," Jan. 2, i7li-(9) A curious Ticket, 7f 4f in., in a printed border. At the top a small woodcut, 2$ x 2 j in., in which is a portrait of a crowned lady in oval surrounded by four portraits in ovals of children, "THE PRINCESS and her Children "; on the sides of woodcut, "Printed on the Frozen Thames, In the Year 1715 "; below, " Mrs. Ann London, January the 23d., 1715"; at foot, verses beginning "Where little Wherries once did ufe to ride, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801334
  • 9781236801333