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Creator:
Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879, author.
Title:
History of King Alfred of England / by Jacob Abbott ; with engravings.
Alternate Title(s):
Added lithographed title page reads: History of Alfred the Great
Published/Created:
New York : Harper & Brothers, publishers, 82 Cliff Street, [1849?]
©1849
Physical Description:
[7], 14-270, [6], 10, 4, 5, [1] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA153 .A23 1849
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Date of publication from Harper & Brothers' copyright on verso of title page.
First three leaves (p. [1-6]) blank.
In red cloth; series title on spine.
Wood engravings signed by Samuel Wallin and William Roberts.
Added chromolithographed title page signed by Thomas Sinclair.
Publisher's advertisements: 6, 10, [2] p. at end.
Weber, C.J. Jacob Abbott, p. 102
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blind-stamped red cloth.
Contents:
The Britons -- The Anglo-Saxons -- The Danes -- Alfred's early years -- The state of England -- Alfred's accession to the throne -- Reverses -- The seclusion -- Reassembling of the army -- The victory over the Danes -- The reign -- The close of life.
Subject Terms:
Alfred, King of England, 849-899 -- Juvenile literature.
Anglo-Saxons -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899 -- Juvenile literature.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Color printing (Printing) -- Plates.
Juvenile literature.
Publishers' catalogs -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1849.
Chromolithographs.
Wood engravings -- 1849.
Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding) -- United States -- 1849.
Relief prints.
Publishers' advertisements.
Contributors:
Roberts, William, approximately 1829- engraver.
Wallin, Samuel, engraver.
Sinclair, Thomas S., approximately 1805-1881, lithographer.
Harper & Brothers, publisher.
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