Early Cumberland and Westmorland Friends: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Early Members of the Society of Friends in Those Counties

London, Eng. F. Bowyer Kitto, 1871. First Edition. London: F. Bowyer Kitto; Carlisle: Chas. Thurnam and Sons. vii, [3], 208 p.; 20 cm. Reddish-brown pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and black-stamped decoration of both boards. Pale yellow endpapers. Binder's label on back fixed endpaper for Westleys & Co., London. Front free endpaper bears the names of two former owners: Thomas Drewry, 1871, and Jesse Darbyshire, 1901. A third name was erased at the head of that endpaper. The author states that about one third of these biographical sketches of early English Quakers first appeared in the Carlisle Journal. This is the first edition in book form. The appendix contains relevant excerpts from Besse's Sufferings. In Very Good- Condition: spine sunned; somewhat cocked; cover is slightly soiled; edges lightly rubbed; pp. 1-16 partially detached; pp. 154-55 have a shadow in the gutter from former newspaper bookmark; a few pencilled marginialia and occasional soiling in the margins. Very Good -. Item #000472

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