: William HONE - Ancient Mysteries Described (1823)
: William HONE - Ancient Mysteries Described (1823)
: William HONE - Ancient Mysteries Described (1823)
: William HONE - Ancient Mysteries Described (1823)
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HONE, William. Ancient Mysteries Described. Especially the English Miracle Plays, Founded on Apocryphal New Testament Story. Extant Among the Unpublished Manuscripts on the British Museum; Including Notices of Ecclesiastical Shows, The Festivals of Fools and Asses— The English Boy Bishop the Descent Into Hell— The Lord Mayors Show The Guildhall Giants— Christmas Carols &c. With Engravings on Wood. London: Printed for William Hone, 1823.


(220 x 140 mm) pp. x,  298 + 2 p. publishers ads. Half calf with marble paper. Bookplate on front pastedown defaced. Steel engraved frontispiece, folding plate (repaired), 2 full page plates, woodcuts (86, 100-1, 142, 193). Some foxing. Half calf with decorated edges, marbled paper overlay. 5 raised bands on spine, with title and author in panels.