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Glig Gamena Angel Deod or The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: including the rural and domestic recreations, may-games, mummeries, pageants, processions, and pompous spectacles, from the earliest period to the present time


Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, London for J.White, at Horace's Head, Fleet St, 1801, 1st edition. Contemporary (or near contemporary) half leather binding with marbled boards. 12.5ins x 10ins, l, [6pp], 302pp plus frontis and 39 sepia printed plates. Previous owners signature to verso of frontis. There are old repairs to the verso of the frontis, pps 9/10 and 59/60. There is a small amount of loss to the margin of plate 4. Lightly foxed throughout. Marbled boards rubbed. Bottom corners very worn. Hinges re-inforced with fabric. A complete and attractive copy of this scarce first edition. VG.