LOVELY COPY OF TIERNEY’S HISTORY OF ARUNDEL
TIERNEY, Mark Aloysius. History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel Including the Biography of Its Earls from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. and W. Nicol, 1834. Two volumes. Small quarto, 20th-century three-quarter navy pebbled morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $785.
First edition, handsomely bound, with several engraved plates, numerous vignettes, and two genealogical tables.
Tierney, a Roman Catholic historian, was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Royal Society. He also contributed a well-regarded new edition of the Rev. Charles Dodd’s Church History of England. Allibone, 2418. Lowndes, 2683. Bookplates of Julia Parker Wightman.
Scattered faint foxing. Volume I with expert joint repair. A near-fine copy.