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Ancient and Modern History of Lewes and Brighthelmston

Ancient and Modern History of Lewes and Brighthelmston, in which are compressed the most interesting events of the County at large under the Regnian, Roman, Saxon and Norman settlements

SUSSEX). [DUNVAN, Paul] First edition. 8vo. (xvi), 555, (5) pp. Recent black half calf over late 19th century marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label. Generally very good. Numerous pieces of ephemera have been inserted, including a slip recording the "List of Toasts at the Inaugural Banquet of the Mayor (Mr Alderman Baxter) and the Lewes Town Council," dated 1881 and mounted on the front pastedown. Thereafter seven pages of late 19th century press cuttings relating to the town are followed by a similarly aged page of manuscript regarding the Battle of Lewes, a number of blank leaves and 6 leaves of older paper, two of these bearing a gift inscriptions from an "S. Thorncroft" of West Street, Brighton to a "Montagu Dana Scott", one dated 1852. Two of these early leaves also feature manuscript notes relating to the Battle of Lewes and another has a circular engraving of the town crest printed on blue paper mounted on it. At the end of the book another of these earlier leaves features a few lines regarding a "Great Storm" affecting the town in 1786, followed by a double page printed notice regarding "Typhoid Fever"in the town, part of a stamped envelope addressed to the aforementioned Montagu Scott and a further 10 pages of press cuttings relating to Brighton and Lewes, one of which has an attributed date of 1880. The first published history of the town.