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CARR FAMILY - CARR, Ralph Edward; Cuthbert Ellison Carr; T. W. Carr.

The History of the Family of Carr of Woodhall, Lesbury, Eshott, and Hetton.

London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1899 Stock Code: 144972
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Rare first and sole edition, evidently produced in a very small number of copies; volume III in the series of three books on the Carr family, complete in itself, preceded by The History of the Family of Carr of Dunston Hill (1893) and of Hetton, Ford Castle, and St. Helen's, Auckland (1894). This, although unmarked as such, is a familial copy.

A handsomely produced family history, overseen by Ralph Edward Carr (1833-1892), colonel of the Worcestershire Regiment from 1877 to 1881. This branch of the Carr family, prominent in the north east of England, were based at Hebburn Hall (also known as Ellison Hall), situated near a bend of the River Tyne east of Newcastle. An online search of institutional copies finds just 13 locations (6 in the UK, the remainder in the US).

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Quarto. Original maroon morocco-grain cloth designed in emulation of a half morocco binding, smooth spine divided by black and gilt bans, sides and corners trimmed in the same manner, front cover with large gilt stamp of the standard of Sir John Carre (taken from plate at p. 104), black coated endpapers.


Chromolithograph frontispiece (with tissue guard), 12 plates and 11 letterpress pedigrees (some folding), title page printed in red and black.


Short closed-tear a head of spine, extremities just a little rubbed, lower corners bumped, a few old marks to covers, binding a little shaken, dribbled staining to recto of frontispiece (not affecting verso nor image), manuscript not in the margi at p. 79, yet this remains a very good copy, bright and clean.


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