A Scholar And A Gentleman: Edward Hasted, The Historian Of Kent..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt to spine, in pictorial dust wrapper. As new condition.
NEW BIOGRAPHY OF HASTED.
Darenth Valley Publications.,
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xiv + 469 pp. + 23 monochrome plates.
Illustrated by frontispiece, by 24 monochrome plates and by whole page text figures.
The life of Edward Hasted (1732-1812), whose popularity as an historian is undiminished today, was one of extremes. Despite his reduction from country squire to inmate of a debtor's prison, he remained single-minded about his work of writing a definitive history of Kent, his History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (first edition, 1778-1799), a work which occupied forty years of his life. Here is the background to that magnum opus.
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