Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]. Dawson Turner.
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]
Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]

Sketch of the History of Caister Castle, near Yarmouth; including Biographical Notices of Sir John Fastolfe and of Different Individuals of the Paston Family. [*With Additional MS Material*]

London: Whittaker and Co., / Nichols and Son, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. (iv), 144pp, with the fold-out Paston family tree and 12 plates. Very good clean copy with foxing at the plates. PLUS - additional Paston and Benthall genealogical MS material bound in. *** [[ The verso of the half-title bears the armorial bookplate of the Shropshire Benthall family, on which is handwritten 'Francis Benthall Esq. FSA. 1841. Buckfast Abbey.' Benthall, whose 'magnificent assemblage of highly valuable and important books' was sold by Sotheby's in 1855, has, with brown ink and pencil, made very considerable additions to the printed Paston family tree, particularly in increasing the number of Sir William and Bridget (nee Heydon) Paston's offspring from two to nine, and adding several generations of their descent. Bound in at the front of the book are two MSS also in his own hand: a): a double page on which he has written out a 'Coppie of a Letter from the Lady Margaret, Mother to King Henry the seventh' concerning the Paston lands, together with a note concerning the 'forty nine... noble families having a share of Paston blood'; and b): a foldout family tree of 'The descent of the marriage of Sir Wm Paston... and Ann Beaufort...', which finds the connection to his own family, the Benthalls.]] *** Tall 8vo, 9 x 5.6 ins, in contemporary grained cloth ruled and decorated in blind with gilt spine title. Directions to the Binder tipped in at p.1. Endpapers replaced and repair to spine probably when the extra material was bound in. Scarce, and a clean, firm copy, with much additional material. Very Good. Item #18421107

Price: £165.00

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