A finely bound two volume set, previously owned by Carnelley, influential 19th century man of textiles.
STEPHENS, W.R.W. The Life and Letters of Walter Farquhar Hook D.D. F.R.S.
2 volumes, frontispieces to both volumes.
Interior: Occasional light spotting and foxing.
Exterior: Contemporary blue morocco with pebbled boards, decorative rectangles to each compartment on spines in gilt, marbling to edges of text block . BINDING is by Palmer and Howe, Manchester. Light wear to spines and covers with a few scuffs including to wear to bottom corner of rear board of volume 1.
PROVENANCE: W. Carnelley, Fallowfield, Manchester (bookplate to front pastedowns).
William Carnelley, (1823-1919) was a senior director and chairman of Rylands & Sons Ltd., one of the most important cotton manufacturers in Manchester during the 19th century. Throughout his 96 year life Carnelley was spinner, dyer, weaver, book-keeper, cashier, salesman, and buyer, eventually becoming director and then chairman of Rylands & Son.
Walter Farquhar Hook ( 1798 -1875), was an eminent Victorian high churchman.
8vo. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1878.
A handsome two volume set with great provenance.
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