Welcome to Books & Ink Bookshop
-Independent Booksellers since 2005
New Books
Second-hand Books

Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Browse By Subject
Africana: Travel, History & Politics
Antiquarian (pre-1914)
Antiquarian (pre-1916)
Antiquarian Books and Ephemera
Archaeology & Ancient History
Architecture & Design
Architecture & Interior Design
Art & Design
Art: Crafts & Hobbies
Art: Photography
Biography & Autobiography
Books About Books
Business, Marketing & Management
Business, Marketing, Management & Finance
Children's (Fiction)
Children's (Non-Fiction)
Children's (Teen / Young Adult Fiction)
Children's (Young Children's Books)
Children's: Annuals
Children's: Enid Blyton
Children's: Fiction & Poetry
Children's: Ladybird Books
Children's: Non-fiction
Children's: Young Adult / Teen Fiction
Children's: Young Children's Books
Classics: Ancient Languages & Literature
Collectable Penguin Books
Collectables & Antiques
Cooking, Food & Drink
Crafts & Hobbies
Decorative Cloth Bindings
Drama & Theatre
Ecology, Conservation & The Environment
English Language, Creative Writing & Reference
Fiction (Crime & Thrillers)
Fiction (Historical)
Fiction (Literature)
Fiction (Manga, Graphic Novels & Comics)
Fiction (Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror)
Fiction: General Literature
Food & Drink
Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages (French)
Foreign Languages (Other)
Foreign Languages (Spanish)
Foreign Languages: All Other Languages

Browse All Categories

We have recently moved to Winchcombe in the Cotswolds. 
Find us on [email protected]

Books & Ink Bookshop, 6 North Street, Winchcombe, GLOS, GL54 5LH
Tel. 01242 603625
Email. [email protected]

Reg. VAT No. 868272975.
 Members of the Booksellers Association
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate

Original Letters, Illustrative of English History; including numerous Royal Letters: From Autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections. First Series [in 3 volumes] AND Second Series [in 4 volumes]. 7 Volumes altogether, uniformly bound.

Price: 300.00 GBP

Additional Images

Product Details

Author: Ellis, Henry (Keeper of Manuscripts in the British Museum)

Binding: Leather Bound

Book Condition: Very Good

Type Book

Edition First Edition

Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Publisher London Harding, Triphook, and Lepard 1824

Inventory No. 102421

1824-1827. The First Series was published in 1824 and the Second Series in 1827. These two series have here been uniformly bound together as a 7 volume set. There was a later Third Series published in 1846. Both sets are first editions. The books have been uniformly re-backed - attractively done in tan leather which is sympathetic to the original bindings, imitation bands to spines, black leather title pieces with gilt titles, gilt tooling to panel edges. All edges and endpapers marbled. All volumes contain their original silk ribbon page markers, some now detached. Corners rubbed, with boards exposed at corner tips. This is an important complication of early English documents including letters by Cromwell, Wolsey, Richard III, Thomas More, Henry VI, Tudor monarchs, Charles I and many more. pp. First Series: xviii, 310, [frontis.]; xiv, 308 [frontis. extending facsimile]; xviii, 399. Second Series: xvi (there is a Contents page missing xvii-xviii), 349, [frontis. extending facsimile]; xii, 336, [frontis. extending drawing of Calais defences]; xii, 383, [frontis. portrait of Eliz. I + tissue guard]; xxiii, 544, [frontis.]. Some quite heavy foxing to frontispiece illustrations and facsimiles, plus a few other pages. A well-bound, sturdy and handsome set. Please note that these volumes are heavy and that postage outside of the UK will incur a substantial surcharge as they will cost more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. No additional charges for delivery within the UK.

Product Reviews

Submit A Review

Your Name: