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A Short Life at the Land's End - 1st edition

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John Thomas Blight FSA (7 October 1835 – 23 January 1911) was a Cornish archaeological artist who by the age of 20 had published a book on the antiquities of Penwith and a large collection of drawings. His recording of these and other Cornish antiquities includes many that no longer exist, and his descriptions and illustrations of them provide a most valuable source for archaeologists and local historians.
Copiously illustrated with varied samples of Blight’s work, including Cornish scenes and wildlife, this book is a copy of the privately printed first edition of John Michell’s short biography of the artist (copy number 223 of 296). It is signed by the author on a label attached to the back of the title page, and two lists of subscribers are attached to the end papers. The book is in very good condition – pages clean and unmarked – but the small leather label attached to the spine and showing the title of the book as Life of Blight must at some point have become detached and been glued back in place.

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First edition
Author(s):
Michell, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22. cm x 14.5 cm
Edition:
1977
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Privately printed, Bath
Title:
A Short Life at the Land's End

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John Thomas Blight FSA (7 October 1835 – 23 January 1911) was a Cornish archaeological artist who by the age of 20 had published a book on the antiquities of Penwith and a large collection of drawings. His recording of these and other Cornish antiquities includes many that no longer exist, and his descriptions and illustrations of them provide a most valuable source for archaeologists and local historians.
Copiously illustrated with varied samples of Blight’s work, including Cornish scenes and wildlife, this book is a copy of the privately printed first edition of John Michell’s short biography of the artist (copy number 223 of 296). It is signed by the author on a label attached to the back of the title page, and two lists of subscribers are attached to the end papers. The book is in very good condition – pages clean and unmarked – but the small leather label attached to the spine and showing the title of the book as Life of Blight must at some point have become detached and been glued back in place.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Michell, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22. cm x 14.5 cm
Edition:
1977
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Privately printed, Bath
Title:
A Short Life at the Land's End

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