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Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879

History of King Alfred of England / by Jacob Abbott ; with engravings.

Additional Title(s):

Added lithographed title page reads: History of Alfred the Great

New York : Harper & Brothers, publishers, 82 Cliff Street, [1849?]
Physical Description:
[7], 14-270, [6], 10, 4, 5, [1] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA153 .A23 1849
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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.
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.
Color printing (Printing) -- Plates.
Juvenile literature.
Publishers' catalogs.
Wood engravings -- 1849.
Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding) -- United States -- 1849.
Relief prints.
Publishers' advertisements.
Roberts, William, approximately 1829- engraver.
Wallin, Samuel, engraver.
Sinclair, Thomas S., approximately 1805-1881, lithographer.
Harper & Brothers, publisher.

  • 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.

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