Paris; Its Historical Buildings, and Its Revolutions [2 volumes -- bound with Sketches of Popular Tumults; Illustrative of the Evils of Social Ignorance]. George Lillie Craik.
Paris; Its Historical Buildings, and Its Revolutions [2 volumes -- bound with Sketches of Popular Tumults; Illustrative of the Evils of Social Ignorance]
Paris; Its Historical Buildings, and Its Revolutions [2 volumes -- bound with Sketches of Popular Tumults; Illustrative of the Evils of Social Ignorance]

Paris; Its Historical Buildings, and Its Revolutions [2 volumes -- bound with Sketches of Popular Tumults; Illustrative of the Evils of Social Ignorance]

London: C. Cox, 1849. Hardcover. "New Ed. Revised and continued to the present time." Vol. 1: 484 p.; vol. 2: 485-758, 236 p.: illustrations; 15 cm. Bound in two volumes. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine titles. The second volume also contains Sketches of Popular Tumults; Illustrative of the Evils of Social Ignorance by the same author (London: C. Cox, 1847). Front fixed endpaper bears bookplate of the Rev. J. Congreve, Overslade. John Congreve opened Overslade private classical school near Rugby, England, by 1854. In the 1860s, George Farncomb Wright became his partner in the school; they dissolved their partnership for "the tuition of young gentlemen" in 1871. George L. Craik (1798-1866) was a Scottish author. His description of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780 in Sketches of Popular Tumults (first published in 1837) is said to have inspired Charles Dickens' description of riots in Barnaby Rudge. In Good Condition: rubbed; loss at ends of spines; front board of vol. 1 re-attached with Japanese hinging paper; title page of Sketches re-attached with Japanese hinging paper; otherwise, clean and solid. Good. Item #007460

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