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Highlights of specific items in the collections:

Carlyle, Thomas (1795-1881)
The French revolution : a history.
London : Chapman and Hall, 1889.
DC161 .C3 1889

Gift; John Carver Estate, June 2001.

Binding - Carlyle's French Revolution, with Conway super exlibris

Libraries' copy consists of the three volume set bound as one in full leather with gilt
decoration and gilt super ex-libris on cover of the Conway, a British naval vessel 
used as a training and school ship.

Close-up of the Conway super exlibris

When received by the Libraries, the bookplate of John Carver was affixed inside the front cover.  Investigation revealed the presence of an earlier bookplate beneath the Carver bookplate.  Removal of the Carver bookplate revealed the original presentation inscription on a bookplate with the arms of the ship.  Book was given to P.A. Leighton for proficiency in French in July, 1889.

View of Carver bookplate before removal from volume.
View showing book as received, with later bookplate of John Carver.

View of original presentation bookplate revealed under the Carver bookplate.
View of original presentation bookplate revealed 
when Carver bookplate was removed.

Bookseller's label inside front cover: "Adam Holden, / 48, Church Street, Liverpool."


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