The Twenty-Ninth of May: Rare Doings at the Restoration. In Two Volumes. Second Edition.

  • [Pyne, William Henry] 'Ephraim Hardcastle'
  • London: Printed for Knight and Lacey 1825


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2 vols., 12mo, pp. xii, 354; iv, 366. Old grey boards, printed paper labels to spines, publication date in black to tails of spines. A little spotting. Some wear to extremities, portion of spine covering of vol. 1 defective, revealing cloth spine and (curiously) an earlier printed paper label.


The only novel by artist and etcher William Henry Pine (1770-1843), who used the same pseudonym for his art criticism, first published earlier the same year. The title date refers to the day in 1660 when Charles II was restored to the crown. This copy has an unusual binding - standard plain boards, but with an area of damage to one spine which reveals another binding beneath the paper. The revealed area shows a cloth spine with a printed paper label, although not enough of this label is visible to permit its reading - perhaps this copy was damaged early on and re-covered.

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