The History of Nottingham Castle, from the Danish Invasion to its Destruction by Rioters in 1831

By: Hicklin, John

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled with minor loss from spine ends and edges of label, owner bookplate and ink gift note (dated 17th May 1844) on front endpapers, front hinge repaired, a few pages lightly foxed. 1836 Hard Cover. viii, 218, 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5. Original green cloth, gilt titles & castle motif on spine. Engraving of Castle Lodge on title page, several engravings, fold-out Harleian manuscript detailing materials necessary for construction, fold-out ground plans of the ancient (1617) and modern (1831) castle. A scarce work of English history, focusing specifically on Nottingham Castle, and of equal interest for military and architectural scholars. An early history of the castle, following its destruction in 1831, this work traces the history to before its original construction by William the Conqueror in 1068, and explains its significance in social and military history. Also important to the architectural scholar are details regarding repairs to the structure, and historical references to the castle made by various authors, including Camden, Plumptre, and Deering. A full chapter is devoted to an architectural description, and an appendix of over 100 pages covers the entirety of the trial of the rioters, known as the Duke of Newcastle v. the Hundred of Broxtowe. OCLC shows only 7 copies.

Title: The History of Nottingham Castle, from the Danish Invasion to its Destruction by Rioters in 1831

Author: Hicklin, John

Categories: British, Early Imprints, Castles & Fortifications, Medieval,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. / J. Hicklin: 1836

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2266234

Keywords: CASTLES FORTIFICATIONS NOTTINGHAM CASTLE FORTRESS JOHN HICKLIN WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR,