DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF MATERIALS relating to the history of Great Britain and Ireland, to the end of the reign of Henry VII. By Thomas Duffus Hardy.

London: Longman, [et. al.], 1862-1865. 2 (of 3) volumes in 3, royal 8vo; ex-library copy with usual markings, pages slightly browned, hinges slightly cracked in vol. II, extremities and spines rubbed, small cracks in tops of spines, loss of about 2 inches of bottom corner of lower cover of vol. I part 2, else good in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper-covered boards. Despite Hardy's original intentions, these first two volumes extend to the year 1200; (vol. III to 1327). The first bibliography of this type, it is arranged chronologically; histories are listed under the date of the last historical event recorded, and biographies under the date the subject died. The object is to print all known sources of early British and Irish history; in the entries Hardy provides the manuscript locations; when relevant or possible, lives of the authors, sources which the authors used, and later treatments or publications of the manuscripts. Item #13818

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