London, 1766. Hardcover. Good. Published and printed variously by C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, W. Bowyer and others. Small 8vo volumes. Contemporary leather bindings. A number of volumes with front boards starting or loose (including volume 1), but internally a good set with an interesting provenance. The armorial bookplate on front pastedowns of one Bryan Cooke (1756-1821) of Owston. He held the office of High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1794. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 3rd West Yorkshire Militia. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Malton in 1811. He lived at Owston, Yorkshire, England. This set will require extra shipping. Because of the varying condition of the volumes, it is being sold as is. (Inventory #: WB16299)
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