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NUSSEY (Samuel L.). King John, and Ye Abbot o' Canterburie. A righte merrie storie, shewing how ye hygh in ranke may be eclipsed by ye wille of ye lowlie o' byrth. Illustrated by Matthew Hinscliffe, amateur.1872

Leeds: Imprinted for Private Circulation at Potternewton Hall, near Leeds, by Samuel L. Nussey, Small 4to (173 x 150mm), [20]pp., printed on Japanese paper on one side only, illustrations, headpieces and gothic borders by Matthew Hinscliffe, verso of terminal leaf oval imprint with Leeds arms, publisher's printed compliments label, some light browning to text (especially to endpapers), bound in floral patterned 'Japanese paper leather', a very nice copy. Samuel Leathley Nussey (1835-1895), colonial merchant and bibliophile. He ran a small private press from his house at Potternewton Hall, near Leeds, producing a small number of publications in very small numbers - all are extremely rare. Potternewton Hall, an exceptionally fine early 18th century brick mansion, was demolished in 1935 for urban development.

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