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NOBLE, Mark (1754--1827)
[Memoirs of the Protectorate-House of Cromwell. 1787]
Memoirs of the Protectoral-House of Cromwell; deduced from an early period, and continued down to the present time; and, also the families allied to, or descended from them: collected chiefly from original papers and records, taken from public offices, &c. or communicated by several persons, many of whom are of the highest rank. The first volume contains proofs and illustrations; together with an appendix, as also the lives of such persons as were distinguished by the Cromwells, by honors and great employments. Embellished with elegant engravings. By Mark Noble, F.A.S. ... The second edition, with improvements. Vol. I. (II.)
Birmingham printed by Pearson and Rollason; sold by R. Baldwin, B. White, J. Robson, and S. Hayes, London, 1787.
2 vols ; 21.6 cm. (8º)
I: xxxi, [1], 448 p., engr. dedic., [5] engr. pl. (1 fold. geneal. table, 1 fold. armorial, 1 facsim.)
II: viii, 98, 97*--98*, 99--464 p., stipple-engr. frontis. port., [2] engr. pl. (1 fold. armorial, 1 fold. facsim.) : [2] letterpress geneal. tables

Originally published in 1784 under title Memoirs of the Protectorate-House of Cromwell. With an engraved dedication leaf by Robert Herbert after James Miller, list of subscribers with 'Additional Subscribers' slip [12 names] pasted on at the foot of p. xxvi, and two views of Hinchinbrook in vol. I; and a bust portrait of Cromwell in vol. II. Pages 97* and 98* of vol. II (signed *H2) contain letterpress genealogical tables. ESTC t135743.

Copy Notes Volume II, p. 448 annotated in ink by Soane, identifying the former possessor of the manor of North Baddesley, Hampshire, 'now the property of mr. Dance, in right of his wife, the relict of --- Dummers, esq.', as Thomas Lee Dummer. Dummer was a Fellow of the Royal Society whose son Thomas Dummer employed George Dance the younger during Soane's time in his office to make additions to Cranbury Park, Hampshire including a striking new hall and ballroom, and it is probable that Soane may have visited the house. See Ptolemy Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate (Aldershot 1999), pp. 11--12 and 37n.1; Dorothy Stroud, George Dance architect, 1741--1825 (London 1971), pp. 92--96.

Binding C19th calf, gilt-ruled borders, gilt triple-ruled spines, black morocco spine-labels. Bound by Hood & McCullock for 6s., 2 May 1826. (Archives 16/12/38).

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